Say what you will about brutal dictatorships, but at least they don’t subject their populace to bitterly contested presidential elections every four years.
Utah wasn’t even a “battleground state,” so the campaign attack ads weren’t nearly as bad as they were in places like Ohio and Florida. And yet, even here in relatively politically ignored Utah, by last weekend the normally sweet-tempered woman who shares my television was ready to put her size 9 bunny slipper right through the screen.
Now that the 2012 race is over, I believe I speak for Americans everywhere — and even several eavesdropping alien civilizations unlucky enough to be monitoring our broadcast transmissions of late — when I say the thing we’re most grateful for at the Thanksgiving season is that this whole election unpleasantness is finally behind us.
Or is it?
Seems some of you out there didn’t get the memo.