Thursday, October 23, 2008

David Sedaris on Undecided Voters

"I look at these people and can’t quite believe that they exist. Are they professional actors? I wonder. Or are they simply laymen who want a lot of attention?
To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?”
To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked."
-David Sedaris, on Undecided Voters (for New Yorker)

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

seriously. for a long time I thought they were mythical creatures, dreamed up by the TV networks so they would have something to talk about. But they exist, I have talked to a few of them on the phone while making calls for the campaign. It amazes me every time, like I dial a phone number and a unicorn answers. Then I freeze up and do my best to not sound like a total idiot while I explain why obama's plan is the best plan....and no, he's not a "secret muslim" and yes he pledges allegence to the flag. sigh.