I should like to apologize publicly for my bad behavior. I just received a call from some Republican organization [do not ask me how I got on their call list.] A sweet young thing who sounded about twelve began by asking me very politely whether I thought that President Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi should use my tax money for their socialist schemes. I said, "yes, I do." There was a pause, as she frantically leafed through her call script looking for the correct response to this clearly unexpected answer. Things went downhill from there. I told her I was pleased that she had a job, unlike all those folks whose unemployment insurance was being blocked by Senator Bunning. So it went, until she came to a place in her script where she could get off the phone.
Why do I behave so badly? you may ask. I am afraid I am so angry that I have forgotten my manners. Sigh. I suppose if I had gone to a good parochial school instead of P. S. 117 in Queens, the nuns would have beaten better manners into me. Religion does have its uses.