Because you can't have depths without surfaces.
Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Saturday, 30 August 2008

US elections

Two months to go. Since there seems to be a lot of interest in discussing the issues arising from the election, I'm proposing to have an open thread every Friday where you can discuss the past week's campaign.

If any American voters would like to write a guest post, drop me a line at lindagrantblog(at)


Susan said...

Well, I don't presume to speak for all my countrymen, but I've been hoping that your blog would be a refuge from politics between now and November.

Linda Grant said...

Perhaps we need a vote on this

Belle de Ville said...

I'm staying neutral in the blogosphere on politics...but as far as fashion goes in this election I'm willing to comment on political fashion.

I'm totally impressed with the way that Michelle Obama, Cindy McCain and Sarah Palin have been dressed.
But, as much as I admire Hillary Clinton for her political savvy and perserverance, her pumpkin colored pantsuit leaves me wondering why she would wear such an unattractive outfit.

phyllis said...

Linds, you are one brave woman! We Americans are inacapable of rational discourse when it comes to poltics. God knows I can't do it.

Rhiannon said...

I'd be willing to comment/read about political fashion too. But as for politics itself... There seems to be something about the very nature of partisanship these days that makes for pretty inflamed/enraged/impassioned debates on the internet, and it's usually a little unpleasant.

In the interests of disclosure, I work for a centre-right political party in NZ and we are in the middle of our national campaign too - our election will probably be held the week after, or the week of, the american one.

I get enough about how bad/evil/stupid/crazy people on all sides of the political spectrum are during my usual work, I like that in thinking about clothes and fashion that stuff can be left behind.

And there's plenty to talk about with regard to political fashion!

Geraldine said...

The trouble with discussing anything controversial online is that it can pretty quickly turn nasty. People don't feel the same need to rein themselves in as they would if they could physically see the person they're disagreeing with and it's so easy to type an insulting phrase which you probably never would dream of actually giving voice to. I vote leave politics out of this blog, but political fashion, definitely!

Marti said...

I'm with Susan on this. Politics is everywhere I turn and has been for a year. I need a break!

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