Monday, December 24, 2007

Things you learn at family gatherings

by shamanic

According to my father, "It's just come out that Mitt Romney is a Mormon."

These are very strange things for me to hear, as I grew up with parents who watched the news and had informed opinions and, to me anyway, were incredibly knowledgeable about politics and candidates and issues.

But apparently I misunderstood. They still watch the news and they talk about politics and candidates and issues the way they always have, which turns out to be with the deeply cherished authority of the ill-informed.

Really, the older I get, the more I have to rethink everything I thought I knew. Gadzooks. Can the holidays be over yet?

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