As long as it's just George W. Bush and Dick Cheney and John Ashcroft who are evil – a "bad batch" – then you don't have to kick the habit entirely. Just make sure you get a good batch next time – elect "good" politicians – and you'll never have to question the political system to which you have become attached.
~ Me, three years ago: "Kick the Habit: Politics Is Not the Answer"
I can't believe the things that have been coming out of my mouth these past few months. If anyone had told me a year ago that today I'd be sending an e-mail to my friends urging them to vote – and to vote Republican – I would have said that person was either nuts or just didn't know me.
And yet here I am, writing the e-mails, getting involved in the movement, and trying to explain to my friends – long used to hearing me tell them why voting is worse than a waste of time, how it helps perpetuate a system that is destructive and wrong – why this time it's different, this time it not only makes sense to vote, but they must vote …and get all of their friends to do it too.
Full article here