It takes me a little time to deal with the emotions that bubble up when something does not go my way. I even got into a spat when Tom said after the election that locusts were next here at the Jersey Shore. I shot back saying I would kick his ass if I saw even one locust and that, even though he is a far more accomplished brawler, I would win because in Jersey we don't fight fair. NJ is more often than not ahead of the curve.
Obama took the middle in this election because " they used a guy who was really good at selling groceries to women who just want to feel good about their purchase." They selected their audience and delivered a message tailored "in a personalized way, like in one of those really nice bags you get from Victoria's Secret delivered while you're watching Sons of Anarchy" (Jax really cares about Tara!). The Elite that Knows Me gets information. They use it like a weapon.
Somebody somewhere got the goods on General Petraeus. A search algorithm for a man having an affair has got to be easy pickins for information dealers. But I see a pattern here. Jeremiah Wright threatened in 2008 to go on a public campaign that may have damaged the Obama campaign. Then came Elizabeth Payne, and Wright was silent.
Information that came from the military industrial complex during the election was not helpful to the Obama campaign. As sequester approaches, we are seeing a purge of the administration moderates. My roots here in Jersey, I think, give me a little extra sensitivity in spotting those who don't fight fair. I see a pattern here.
So as sequester approaches, think about this question: "What would Carrie Bradshaw do?" That is all that is holding this administration in check.