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Friday, July 30, 2010


by Rob Spiegel

You said you were going to change things,
presumably for the better, and that we could
count on it. We agreed, almost wholeheartedly.

Soon we were busy with our own lives, which became
more difficult when Larry left Amy and her kids
and my hours were cut. We figured you would

get back to us about the changes, and you did.
But we have a hard time understanding what
you’re saying now, except you seem so earnest. We

almost feel sorry for you. No, we’re not quite satisfied.
But we didn’t expect you to solve our problems. Yet you
could have helped us feel a little better about everything.

We love you and we always will. But maybe you need
to start shouting about all this crap that’s pulling us down.

Rob Spiegel is a freelance writer in New Mexico whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone and True Confessions. He loves the hell out of this administration. He wishes more of us did. Like Bob Dole, Rob can talk about himself in the third person.