True dat

I've been watching BlogHer's Election 2008 coverage with a twinge of envy. I don't like politics. I don't really follow politics. But here is a group of women who are really into it and involved and somehow they manage to make it interesting. And, dare I say it, kind of fun.  I can't imagine being that engaged or involved with an election. Ever.

Now, I highly doubt that Rick Mercer is reading BlogHer's coverage of the election but dude hit the nail on the head in this post.
Here we are, we think of ourselves as this progressive, diverse nation and yet there's big bad backwards America and who's running for the big job? A woman, a black man, a Libertarian, a Mormon with big hair, and some dude who was in a bamboo cage in Vietnam for five-and-a-half years. Meanwhile in Canada, we're gearing up for yet another race between a pudgy white guy and a skinny white guy and some other white guy. Which may go a long way to explain the other big difference between Canada and USA politics these days: in America in this race, young people are engaged. In Canada – they're choosing none of the above.

(For my American friends, Rick Mercer is sort like Canada's Jon Stewart.)