Much like America, I was single for eight years. After a long-term relationship I found myself afloat looking for someone with whom to share a promising future. I remember being single and, consequently, getting “set up” – the blind date -having a friend or co-worker set me up to meet their other single, “eligible” friend. It was always doomed. The shared history or context isn’t there of having cultivated a relationship and then finding that “spark”. You’re meeting somebody out of the blue; an embodied interpretation: “…so THIS (person) is what my friend thinks of me?”
And so America, meet Anita Bryant, Anita (a.k.a. Sarah Palin),…America. THIS is what McCain thinks of America (…not that there’s anything wrong with that).