...I was feeling down when I posted my last entry. Thank you for your kind comments.
In the meantime, I've been distracted by the political goings-on in my adopted state of Kentucky. And while I have never blogged much about politics, I may have to make an exception during the next six months.
First, we're going to have a close mayoral race here in Lexington. The primary this past Tuesday has left us with the choice of the incumbent or the vice-mayor. I'm not going to talk about this race right now.
Second, Kentucky has a retiring senator, and so his seat in Congress is wide open. If you're in the States, you're probably aware that the Republican candidate who's aligned with the Tea Party, Rand Paul, handily won the primary on Tuesday. Paul beat Trey Grayson, Kentucky's Secretary of State, who was endorsed by longtime Kentucky Republican Senator and current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Less talked about was the race for the Democratic primary. The two major candidates, Jack Conway and Daniel Mongiardo, were neck and neck during ballot counting on Tuesday night. Jack Conway won by a very small margin. I'm glad he won, because Jack Conway is pro-choice and Dan Mongiardo is not. And I'm a woman who believes that women should have the right to control their health, and that includes the right to have an abortion should circumstances* warrant it.
*Rape, incest, the condom broke, you forgot to take your pill, whatever, I don't care.
(Hey, guess what? I don't want to get into a debate on abortion on this particular blog entry. If you don't agree with me, please save your rage. And I hate that I feel like I have to add that disclaimer. What the fuck? Also, I have been pro-choice since I was old enough to understand what that meant; I am a mother; I will support pro-choice organizations and candidates until the day I die.)
What I will say is that I'm going to help Jack Conway win the November election.