Benny's World

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Dancing with an Elephant

Today in the DU Lounge there was a discussion about whether someone who was a Democrat could be married to a Republican. Most said no, nor could they date someone that was politically unaware or uninvolved.

There were one or two who said that it depended on issues whereas they didn't like extreme liberals nor did they want to hang around freepers either. To that reply, here was my response:

I'm married to a Republican, and it's my second Republican husband. You learn to agree to disagree on certain issues, and entertain others with your differences, as my spouse and I often do with our friends. Most of his close friends are very conservative whereas most of my friends are liberal to moderate (like me). I like his friends because they believe what they believe and are very articulate in their POVs, and aren't nasty about it like some female talking heads most of us here dislike. [I was referring to Ann Coulter, who is on the cover of Newsweek this week]

One issue we definitely agree on is the right to a quality life. He thought Tom DeLay and Bill Frist were wrong to get in the middle of the Schlinders' fight with their son-in-law, and he was just as disgusted with the Schlinders as I was.

We also both believe in recycling, taking care of the planet, and it was his idea to buy our 2004 Prius, which I really love. He bikes at least 50 miles a week when the weather is kind because he enjoys being outdoors.

We also have a "support our troops" yard sign in our front yard because we want our men and women home as soon as possible from Iraq.

We married each other, not the political parties, just like Maria and Ah-nold.

I would add he loves all of our pets and he makes me laugh. But he also knows I will do what it takes to promote JRE's and Elizabeth's cause to raise awareness about poverty and do something about it.

We danced the night away on our wedding night. He does at times have a memory like an elephant, but he's a keeper.


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