It was six feet from the Nativity scene erected on government-owned property that three wise men appeared: a political blogger, an attorney, and a local pornography producer. They left behind a Festivus pole made of empty beer cans.
1.Hablo un poco ingles guy. You have no shared language but his Russian, Creole, French, Portuguese or Spanish turns you on. Love (lust) binds you. Until you get bored watching him Skype back home and just want a conversation with anyone who understands that Liz Lemon is funny.
This election was a reality TV event, from the loopy Republican primary to the media's who's-up-who's-down obsession with polls. "Facts" were distressingly fungible. Debates were reviewed like drama. But one video cut through all of that.
During a 2008 Republican primary debate, moderator Tim Russert asked Mitt Romney, "Will you do for Social Security what Ronald Reagan did in 1983?" A disembodied whisper of "He raised taxes" followed. Romney appeared to take note before answering Russert, "I'm not going to raise taxes."
Close to Fort Lauderdale, Miami and West Palm Beach, check out Boca Raton. Not for its quaint consignment shops or its hipster bars, but for something a bit more expressive. It's a good place to go if you want to get "inked."
I'm beginning to realize that Mitt Romney is a perfect match for the Republican Party in 2012 -- arrogant and out of touch. He and his party simply haven't figured out that smug, aging, white American males are not America's future, either demographically or aspirationally.