So I'm pretty sure I have admitted my deepest, darkest secret to you, my friends. Yes, I married a Republican. The debates in this house are often a sight to behold, usually winding up with one of us chiding the other about being loud enough to wake Mr. Personality.
Hubba-hubba is by far a better debater than I, you would think I learned some tricks from him for the 16 years I have known him. But no. So sometimes even if he agrees with me, he will argue the opposite point just to piss me off. Are all Republicans like this?
Our "discussions" about this particular Administration have inlcuded pre-emptive war, No Child Left Behind, domestic spying, Chinese relations and the trade deficit, the national deficit, Republican hypocrisy regarding government funding and spending, immigration, CIA operative name-leaking, tax cuts for the upper class, and the evangelical right, just to name a few.
I can rarely make him really angry during these sessions. He is very calm and level-headed, whereas I tend to be the loose cannon. He remains unflustered while I bluster on and on. I think you can guess as to who is the one usually in danger of waking the boy.
But the other day, we were talking and he suddenly bolted upright on the couch. He said he had heard an interview with President Bush on the television, and it had made him very upset.
Finally, I thought to myself. This man is finally beginning to realize what is going on in this country!
Me: (in the most dulcet of tones) Honey, what did you hear that upset you so much?
Hubba-hubba: Well, some reporters were asking the President what kind of music he has on his iPod and what he enjoys listening to.
Me: (a little confused as to where this is going) Ok....
Hubba-hubba:(voice rising) And he told them he likes to turn on the Beatles!
Me: Is there something wrong with the Beatles? That's actually one of the more encouraging things I've heard about him recently.
Hubba-hubba: (practically quivering with righteous indignation) NO! The point is that the Beatles catalogue ISN'T AVAILABLE for downloading. The President of the United States of America is illegally downloading music while the likes of you and I have to pay!
This, this of all things is what has soured Hubba-hubba on the Prez.
*** I feel I must add this addendum, so as not to portray Hubba-hubba as some sort of Luddite. Technically, it is illegal to even burn CD's.