13_pines (13_pines) wrote,

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Shhh...don't tell anybody.

Wanna hear a secret?  Yeah?  Okay, but it's just between you, me and the internet.

Every Saturday I have lunch with my mother (No, that's not the secret! I'll get to it in a minute!).  We always meet at the same little Mexican restaurant.  The owners have a flat screen television mounted on the wall that they keep tuned to either ESPN or Fox News (gag me).  Well this afternoon at lunch it happened to be on Fox News and they were, of course, talking about the transition.  Well, whatever the reporter was talking about made me think of something I'd read about the President-elect -- I don't even remember what exactly -- and I mentioned it to Mom.

Now, normally I don't discuss politics with my mother because 1) she doesn't like to talk about stuff like that, and 2) she's a Republican.  But after I told Mom about whatever it is I read, she leans across the table to me and whispers, "I'm going to tell you something right now, but you have to promise not to tell your father."

I think, 'Wow, this must be big if she doesn't want me to tell Dad.'  So I just nod my head.

"I voted for Obama."

Holy crap.  I was speechless for like 20 seconds, and then all I could think of to say was, "Really?"

"Yes, but DON'T tell your father.  Or your grandparents.  Or really anybody in our entire family.  I'll never hear the end of it."

No problem, Mom.  I know from personal experience that our family of Republicans can be less than understanding.  Your secret's safe with me. ;-)

Tags: obama, politics, real life

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