So my plan has been, and will now continue to be, to leave the country if Bush is elected president. And I think my plan is also to leave California now that the absurd proposition 22 has been passed. Why is (are?) politics so frustrating? Why is the language on the ballot so convoluted? Why do we always seem to be choosing between two rich white males to run the show? And why do I always feel so demoralized after I vote? I get myself psyched up to make a difference, and then we always end up with the same old things: men who have no personality or charisma, who are as impassioned as planks when speaking, who seem to have sketchy morals, and who exist totally disconnected from the majority of Americans. ARGH.