Friday, April 18, 2008

Retro-Journal: The Election and the Unknown in Late 2000

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Ah, my favorite election ever: the unbelievably protracted, legally-contested, anger-inducing, confusion-spawning Gore-Bush presidential election of 2000, which reportedly caused some psychotherapists to see an influx of patients expressing anxiety over their uncertainty about who was really president, who would “lead” us.  For people who feel an emotional need for things like political or religious leaders, though, and see such monsters as sources of stability and confidence, the healthiest possible thing is a great big dose of Just Not Knowing.

1 comment:

Brain said...

That’s it? That’s the whole retro-journal? Not even a nasty case of heartburn to recall or tales of young Republican love?