Friday, November 7, 2008

Politics, but not as usual

I'm contracturally obligated not to endorse, campaign for, or even eyeball one political candidate or issue over another, but anyone who knows me can pretty much guess where I stand -- even when I'm trying hard to keep my mouth shut and appear neutral.

I rarely talk politics at work, even though it’s generally a safe bet for me, what with my being a card-carrying member of the Liberal Elite Media and all (not all of whom are Liberals, I might add). There are plenty of people who are pretty outspoken about where they stand, and I’m about as opinionated as they come, but still, while I’m likely to chime in to a discussion in progress, I try to view politics as more of a spectator sport.

I do the same thing at home, too, because we’re a politically blended family, but with a twist: My husband and I are on the same page when it comes to fiscal, social, and international politics; it’s our older kids who are on the other side of the aisle. ... [More]

How do we handle that delicate parenting dance? Read the rest at The 36-Hour Day.

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