Go. Now.

No, I’m not pulling a John A. and telling you all to get out because I hate you.  I’m telling you to go to Shakespeare’s Sister and read this simply and utterly wonderful post from Rana:

Again, practicing politics is hard.

It requires commitment, not only to oneself, but to others, to a future we will never see. It requires taking life seriously, while knowing how to laugh at oneself when things get too crazy or when we trip and stumble — as all of us will, from time to time. It requires teaching oneself the difference between Politics and politics. It requires persistence, if not optimism; perserverance, and perhaps passion. It requires a certain amount of humility, too.

A progressive is a person who practices politics, not Politics. It’s important to keep that in mind, no matter what the talk is. It’s the walking, one foot after another, over the long slow miles, sometimes barefoot, sometimes in another’s shoes, that really matters.


9 Responses to “Go. Now.”

  1. blue girl Says:

    I already read it. Like hours ago.

    Where have you been? Setting your wig on fire?

  2. bluegirl Says:

    I was right in the middle of trying to leave comments on all posts that are listed — to the right — so that my name would be FIRST all the way down!!!!

    And my laptop crashed. And now I’m on my old computer and this old dang browser won’t let me see your hi-tech weblog.

    Is my name first all the way down? Pleeeeez say it is!

  3. Res Publica Says:

    Where have you been? Setting your wig on fire?

    Some of us actually have to WORK during WORKING HOURS, missy!

    Not, you know, me. But some of us!!

  4. Res Publica Says:

    Is my name first all the way down? Pleeeeez say it is!

    Not for long.

  5. blue girl Says:

    Just got back from my pad.

    Respublica, I love you. I really do.

    You crack me up.

  6. blue girl Says:

    Except that I think you should’ve given that Canseco post a little more attention — say, like actually reading it.

    It’s pretty funny. And true!

  7. Res Publica Says:

    It looks interesting, but I didn’t have all day to leave comments. I’ll give it a look later.

  8. blue girl Says:

    I just noticed that you did the same thing over here.

    Oh my god. I’m seriously crying.

    I …. (wait for it) …. seriously need to get out more.

  9. Res Publica Says:


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