For a political addict I am living a charmed life.
Oregon and Washington have been the only states that vote 100% by mail. (It may be that Colorado has now joined them.) I was appalled this week reading about early voting in North Carolina where it was an hours long wait time to vote. Our ballots arrived on Friday or Saturday. Sunday we read the Voters' Guide that had arrived in the mail a few weeks ago and voted. Bob walked up and dropped our ballots in the mail this morning. Voting was such a nice experience for me. Politically Oregon is a good place for me to live.
Up until the George W. Bush administration I actually believed those the country elected actually went to Washington with the good of the country first in their minds. Realizing that was not true was difficult for me.
This election season is about over but I refuse to let the ugliness take away my childlike faith in our country. I have a stack of wonderful coffee table books about the White House, former First Ladies and Presidents. In the coming days I'm going to look at those books again and pretend Donald Trump never happened.