- Posted November 21, 2012 by
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P-EAD Strikes in the Cornfield
For thousands of political junkies across the US of A, it is the worst of times. Many are suffering due to post-election affective disorder (P-EAD). Even here in the Cornfield, I am not immune to the devastating effects from the dreaded letdown from the euphoric high of presidential politics.
The adrenalin rush of each day, sometimes even hourly is gone. The presidential election season is over. Along with it has gone the juicy tidbits, innuendo and shades of scandalous possibilities which feed the political junkie. Now all that is left is the mundane politics of governing.
Sure politics is a part of every day life, but it's not the same. And for political junkies we must waste away until at least the prospect of titillation during the 2014 mid-term elections. Best we can hope for is another Akin or Mourdock to come on the scene riveting the national media with comments of the bizarre. Until then we languish.
Yes, I know there is the politics of the fiscal cliff looming large. But until the behind-closed-door negotiations bear any fruit, all that trickles forth each day is more of the same trite rhetoric with no inspiration to kindle a fire in the belly. You hear one news brief, no matter it be Republican or Democratic, and you have heard the whole story. Nothing new. Nothing to write home about. Posturing for the sake of posturing is all we get. But not enough to feed the appetite of the ravenous political junkie.
Yeppers, it is true that in 2013 there is the possibility of a smackdown between Cory Booker and Chris Christie. Yet, unless you're from Jersey, what does it matter?
Oh the horror of it all!
We couldn't wait until the debates, the mudslinging, the bombardment of political ads gave way to the ceasefire of the election. But now comes the doldrums of a dry season and dealing with P-EAD.
Complications ensue if the political junkie is also experiencing seasonal affective disorder with the winter and holidays upon us. Talk about a drag on the system!
From the Cornfield, alas, it's over. I must remain strong. I must survive. Remember, you've been here before. P-EAD is not a chronic condition, but episodic in nature. You will make it. Before you know it, you'll be sinking your teeth into the meaty 2016 prey given up as a sacrifice to the waiting political junkies' pleasure.