by dougdilg, Sun Jun 10, 2007 at 12:51:06 PM EDT
I'm a different person than I was before. It used to be the only part of my body which was political was my mouth. I could talk the talk, but walk the walk? Fuhgetaboutit. As I was driving home yesterday, my legs tired from walking through a neighborhood I had never even driven through before, I started wondering when did this change happen, when did I decide to do more, what compelled me to actually get out and participate in the Walk for Obama? I hadn't known it when I drove there in the morning, but by the end of the day I had come to the realization that somewhere between the images of Abu Ghraib and Katrina, something inside of me snapped, something said enough is enough, this is not who we are as Americans, this is not who I am as a person.