It's not that we cats don't love America. There isn't a day that we don't marvel that we were lucky enough to be born in this country and at this point in history. The freedoms that we enjoy are unparalleled.
Nevertheless, it's always a relief to get away for a few days to Canada. Our neighbors to the north don't have Glenn Beck, or the teabaggers, or John McCain's lifetime legacy (the famous quitter from Alaska). But now that we're back, let's take a quick look at what we missed.
Oh, gosh! — Some primary elections took place. And it seems as if the above-mentioned famous quitter didn't do so well.
In the Wyoming governor's race, Rita Meyer came in second — and, in true non-Palin fashion, selflessly dropped out rather than contest the results. But more important — our count is that Her Quitterness has been rebuffed in three recent primary elections: in Wyoming and also in the Washington State Senate race. Add that to the recent Georgia gubernatorial election, and we'd say Palin is a very, very damaged brand.
The "mosque" is not a mosque — but even if it were, who cares? The President is right. This is one of those "issues" on which we cats prefer to be on the correct rather than the white-hot-political side. Because the white-hot-political side is, quite frankly, full of crap. All the jerks making hay of this story will be labeled Coughlin-esque by historians in years to come.
(Besides, 9/11 family member Ted Olson agrees with us on this — so, nanny-nanny-boo-boo, right wingers.)
We cats are very happy that Bill McCollum is now leading Rick Scott in the Florida Republican gubernatorial primary, because it'll just make Scott spend more money and be more divisive. You go, Rick!
Finally, happy Women's Suffrage Day. But we cats are mystified. Fifty percent of Americans were denied the right to vote for nearly 150 years of our nation's existence. That's pretty damn serious. Yet why does it always seem to be treated by journalists and historians in lighthearted, wry terms? To us cats — three of whom are female — it's no laughing matter.
We cats PURR in the direction of everyone who worked so diligently, and so long, for women to get the vote. "Well done, Sister Sufragette!"