It’s hard to get away from American politics if you are in the United States. From what some of my Canadian friends tell me, it’s hard to get away up there as well.
I’m a very political person. My first major in college was Political Science. Well, ok, so I was double majoring in History as well. But I take my right to vote very very very seriously.
I’ve done my best to keep my political views out of this Tarot blog. But today, on election day here in the States, I’m going to speak my piece.
I am voting for the Democratic presidential ticket. Not because I dislike John McCain. In fact, before McCain announced his running mate, I had some serious questions about who I would vote for. But when he chose Governor Palin, I knew my choice could only be the Democratic ticket. The horror I felt as a feminist to read her views on women paying for their own rape kits was only surpassed by my disgust when I read that she felt slaughtering wolves from a helicopter was “sporting”.
There are many other issues including the economy that swayed me towards the Democratic ticket of Obama and Biden. I won’t go into them here.
In parting and to keep this vaguely related to Tarot, I want to share a card with you. It’s from the Vanessa Tarot published by USGames in 2007. See anyone familiar? I am sure the artist didn’t know of Sarah Palin, but they certainly pegged her in this image. And I can’t think of anything more frightening than Palin as the Heirophant.