As usual, I am sitting at the breakfast table working, while the rest of the family watches the show in the next room. But there is a difference between this year and previous years: this year, I am not proud that I’m not watching. I have become more aware how our culture affects politics and law, and while I am still annoyed by the Hollywood culture, I can’t continue to ignore the effect that it has on our electorate.
That said, I’m still here in the breakfast room, working — not because I’m too proud (this year) . . . but because I have work to do. And the memo that’s due tomorrow morning takes precedence over any desire I might have to watch television.
My children know this (it’s a common occurrence) and it’s my hope they’ll learn something from it. If I have any contribution to make to our culture, that’s probably it right there.
I can hear the show in the other room, and my family will keep me apprised. Help me keep up to speed in the comments.
UPDATE: Let’s be honest: I probably couldn’t stomach it even if I had time. These people really do annoy me.
UPDATE x2: Hooray, it’s . . . Michelle Obama.