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Hello, my name is Rod, and I am a politic-holic.

Until recently I thought I could control my addition.  Every four years  I would go on a binge, and then it became every two years, and now, well...  This is a self intervention.  I need to first recognize I have a problem.  I am obsessed with politics and it has now affected my relationship with loved ones.  I could blame the constant availability of my drug of choice, the internet, as my enabler, my dealer, but I have to take responsibility for my habit.  My need for a fix has grown out of control.  I check in with blogs for the latest polls and pundits hourly.  Sure that if I miss the launch of a breaking news story it will affect the whole election. I carry the weight of the future of the country, world, and universe on my shoulders, and if I miss the smallest bit of trivia, it could change the outcome of the election.  My hand holds the TiVo remote white knuckled as Oberman counts down, and Jon Stewart spouts words of wisdom.  

I am afraid to talk to my family for fear of infecting them with my disease.  I know I will steer any conversation to the election, and like a superstition’s uncle, jinx the outcome.  I hold my breath and just want it over, so I can resume my life.

I know I am not alone in my affliction, but it is still a lonely existence.

My name is Rod, and I am addicted to political blogs.

Originally posted to Seattle Rod on Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 11:23 AM PDT.

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