November 7, 2012
I received a phone call yesterday from a friend who has been sending me tons of Obama bashing email for the past couple of years. He actually apologized, saying he had broken our agreement to not talk about politics. I don't remember ever making any such agreement, but I was relieved that he thought we had made one. He was quite sincere and we talked about how we both love history and that is the heart of our friendship and we should get back to that. I was never really upset about it, but I told him it was somewhat irritating and I often deleted his emails without even opening them (You Won't Believe What Nobama Did to Dishonor Our Troops Now!!!).
Lest you think I'm a flaming liberal like my wife, I actually voted for Nixon and I voted for Reagan and today I'm a registered Independent, which basically means I think both parties are full of it. I was asked to come down to the Arizona Republic last night to talk about the election and do coverage on Channel 12 and I told the editor I'd rather have a dental drill shoved up my rectum. I'm just glad it's over and it's time to get back to history. My friend told me he wouldn't even bring up the politics in Tombstone in the 1880s if I didn't want it but I told him that's fine (see quote below):
"The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there."
—Old Vaquero Saying