So as you know, since the election, I’ve been laying off current events for therepeutic reasons. I haven’t paid attention at all to the fact that President Bush nominated a rationalizer of torture as Attorney General, and an incompetent toady as Secretary of State. I’ve ignored the proposed tax plan that will eliminate the tax deduction that companies get for providing health insurance for their employees. Our disastrous razing of Fallujah and the resulting increase in violence just about everywhere else in Iraq have not crossed my radar screen. I hardly even noticed that the Republicans in the House of Representatives scuttled their own ethical rules for the sake of a powermonger and crook. And the sudden epidemic of stories about various school districts putting creationism at the same level in their curriculum as evolution, who cares about that? See how well I’m doing?