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A Hurricane Approaches Washington, and so Does Sandy

October 28th, 2012 - 5:52 am

Worse, Sandy threatens to blast Philadelphia. Widespread power outages and general weather mayhem will interfere with Obama’s essential ingredient to a Pennsylvania victory. Across Virginia, Obama signs are almost nonexistent except in the northern suburbs. In long drives across the commonwealth, there are more houses with single “Kaine for Senate” signs than houses with Obama and Kaine signs.

Obama has also suspended his campaign entirely Monday and Tuesday to perform presidential duties. The last time a presidential candidate suspended campaigning, it was a catastrophe.

Yesterday I saw the strangest sight while moving a boat away from the approaching wrath of Sandy. In the middle of a wide saltwater river in Virginia, I thought I was approaching a pelican. As I got closer, I saw antlers.

In this giant threatening river swam a buck. Lost, disoriented, askew. I had never seen anything like it. As I pulled the boat closer, I could see the buck was enormous and old. Certainly it knew not to swim into the high fetch reaches of this river. It was out of place, disoriented, struggling. But it swam on, paddling and struggling to a fate that I suspected would not end the way the buck wanted.

Look in, look the storm in the eye

Look out for the sea and the sky

Look around at the sight and sound

Look in, look out, look around…

Also read: Get The Hell Out

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