I talked to my Mom today and among the random family chatter I found out that my folks watch The Daily Show. They watch the 8pm (7pm Central Time) replay from the night before. Every day! They hate Rush Limbaugh and my Mom frequently gets mad at the pundits on Fox News and yells at the television. Whoa.
For those of you with liberal leaning or centrist parents, you may think "yeah, so?". But my folks were Regan/Bush/Bush Republicans. Hardcore Republicans. All it took was years of me running my mouth about the government and the loss of a goodly chunk of their retirement and the stupid that was the public face of George W. Bush to make my parents Democrats. Which after eight years, is the one and only thing for which I'm gratefull to W.
Something so sucktastic it makes my bowels clench.
(/\ Contains casting spoilers for Dollhouse)