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Dearest Fellow Kossacks:

Tonight, after a long, boring day at work and a glass of wine, I realized something of vital importance.

I suck.

My husband, the amazing man who tolerates my obsession with Markos (trust me....Markos hugged me during a book tour event for CTG and I don't even remember it, I was such a groupie!), bought me a signed copy of the new book by spending the $125 that was advertised earlier today in the FP.

I was overjoyed. I was overwhelmed. I was overtired.

And then the doorbell rang.

Now two years ago, I went out door banging for Darcy Burner (WA-08) on a sub-freezing Halloween night in one of the wealthiest, reddest neighborhoods in my LD and swore I'd never do it again. I call it door banging 'cuz I had a LOT of door banging...right in my face.

So tonight, in the midst of being overwrought with Markos-fever, my doorbell rang.

I peeped through the peephole.

A young woman who looked disturbingly like Michelle Malkin stood outside my door, wearing a Dino Rossi (the wingnut thug trying to steal our beloved Dem governor, Christine Gregoire, from us) t-shirt.

Now, to qualify, I have a Barack Obama lawn sign that I purchased from a third-party outlet outside, one that I paid an arm and a leg for when the Obama campaign ran out. Um....DUH?

I opened the door. I didn't even give her a chance to speak.

I said:

"Um, no. Gregoire. Dino Rossi is an asshole."

And then I closed the door.

Later, I felt bad. "I suck," I told my husband. "I'm tempted to chase after her and apologize."

"Don't," hubby said. "We (liberals) have been nice to people and tolerant and all that stuff for a long time. At some point, we have to say 'No' and get right in their face with it."

I felt bad. I thought about all the policy arguments, all the crap tactics Rossi has employed, all the hateful ads he's been putting up, and all the points I could have made about them.

I didn't. I slammed the door in her face.

And my husband and I laughed our asses off.

Sorry, Kossacks. I suck. But DAMN did it feel good.

Originally posted to Auntie Neo Kawn on Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 09:57 PM PDT.

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