That's not how I customarily describe our houseguests, but this one is a friend from Rochester, NY whose purpose in visiting is primarily to work for the success of the man I would like to see defeated in the upcoming presidential election. Are we "giving aid and comfort to the enemy"?


Well, an opponent does not need to be an enemy, and I have to admire our friend's willingness to work for what he believes in, giving up his vacation time to boot. I haven't actively campaigned for someone since I worked for the Humphrey-Muskie ticket, and that was before I could vote. That's a little embarrassing, since we have a friend who ran for the U.S. Senate, but it's the truth. We vote, we talk, we provide financial support—but Don's actually down there at headquarters, working. You have to respect that.

And the dinner-table discussions are definitely stimulating!

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Oh sugar! I believe most of what I learned as a homeschooler was through dinner time conversation, espeically when we had guests (maybe that's why I can't spell). I wish I could be there for those discussions! It doesn't help that you've hit me in a "school-is-dumb" moment. Why did a volunteer for an extra year of the tyranny?!

Posted by Janet on Saturday, October 09, 2004 at 11:08 pm
An interesting note about Don's experience working at party headquarters here. He says he's hard put to find an actual Floridian there. The workers are all from New York, or Massachusetts, or someplace else. Porter calls them Carpetbaggers....

Posted by SursumCorda on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 at 1:01 pm
Our favorite Carpetbagger is on his way home, but he'll be back for the election. One way or another, at least one person in this house will be celebrating on November 3rd....

Posted by SursumCorda on Thursday, October 14, 2004 at 5:49 pm
I don't think I have ever met a Carpetbagger. I thought they died off after the Civil War? This is a very strange election year, and very entertaining. I'm not happy with Bush but he has my vote and support. I agree with Pat Buchanan, "While Bush and Kerry are both wrong on Iraq, Sharon, NAFTA, the WTO, open borders, affirmative action, amnesty, free trade, foreign aid, and Big Government, Bush is right on taxes, judges, sovereignty, and values. Kerry is right on nothing." This is the first year I have volunteered for a political campaign. I made phone calls and will be a poll worker for a county commissioner running an at-large position. This may be the most important race this year for local voters in Mecklenburg County, NC. With the districts evenly split, the at-large races will determine if Mecklenburg County continues down the path of ever-expanding bureaucracy and higher taxes, or takes a turn towards sanity by electing a new majority. If the republicans fail to win a majority, the exodus to surrounding counties continues...and so do my higher taxes.

Posted by Mark on Friday, October 22, 2004 at 7:35 pm