And then along came Karl Rove and people like him and stomped all over the tender young shoots.
And I went from being a starchild to a grouchy misanthrope.
A pity really.
These first seven years of the century have been pretty damn awful.
But Rove's gone and he's gone because the mix of cynical machiavellianism and crass materialism and brain-dead religious hoodoo which he stood for has been tested and found wanting.
Is it foolish to hope for change?
If I'm lucky (?) I could have another 30 years on this planet. That's a long time. Please let it be about something other than stupid wars for stupid oil and the icecaps melting.