until recently, I was conflicted about the upcoming election because of a struggle between sociopolitical and ethical issues:
i am all for lower income tax, small government, capitalism versus tax-sponsored social programs for lazy, entitled americans...much of my political view is conservative.
but the war, the grave financial crisis, the deception, anti-choice (anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage), anti-technology (limiting stem cell research etc), religious fanaticism...these issues that exist in the current republican administration conflict deeply with my ethical values.
add to this mix the recent discovery of sarah palin's highly unqualified, unintelligent, embarrassing, ditsy, shifty, scripted remarks and I'm done.
obama's got my absentee vote in november while i'm celebrating my 40th birthday on the beach in jamaica.