Shutdown, Day 1: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Enjoyed good convo with equally furloughed coworkers re: whether House rabble rousers are merely mindlessly puppeting TPs or if they actually believe their own doctrines. (Personally, I’m torn. The former is unconscionable, the very definition of evil selfishness. The latter, however, scares the crap out of me.)

Trying to figure out if the issue is socialization of elected public servants (i.e., bubble vs. enviro where questioning is encouraged) or just inherent personalities.

Are those attracted to positions of power in it ultimately for the public good, or are they in it for the good of self?

Elphaba said it best: “Was I really good, or just seeking attention?”

If it turns out these people just weren’t hugged enough as kids, I’m passing a Hug Your Kid law. As soon as I get elected to Congress.

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