For those of you who have noticed, this is an election year. This is a very interesting place for a family like ours to be located. We live less than a mile from Bill Ayers, Louis Farrakhan, and Barack Obama. I think Jesse Jackson, Jr. is in the neighborhood too, but I don’t know for sure. Anyway, needless to say, the local polity has a very distinct political flavor.
Interestingly enough BBC5, the English talk radio station will be covering the election from here in Chicago, on election night (nothing like media neutrality). I have been asked to participate in a running panel of “common people” that will be moderated by a Univ of Chicago professor. It will be going out live and you can listen to it online if you have Real Media installed. 5 PM CST to 215 AM CST
I feel a bit like a pascal lamb, since our location will be within earshot of the Obama campaign headquarters, and my responsibility will be to represent the Republican point of view to the Brits. Good thing I have been watching a lot of Dr. Who. Nevertheless, I hope in the future to do more radio interviews, and this will be a good opportunity I think. It is always a test of character to represent a less popular point of view in difficult times. After all, people had known Daniel did a lot of things, but there is no story called “Daniel in the kitchen with some friends.”
Of course, with a rare political post I have to tip the hat to Nate and Melodee who are out fighting the good fight in California. If you can, Vote Yes on Prop 8. Keep religious freedom alive in America.