Sunday, May 18, 2008

Knitting and the Election Year

This year is a presidential election year in the United States of America. No I'm not going to go on a tirade about who you should or should not vote for because I don't want to alienate any of you guys. Besides, this blog is about knitting and you already get enough political news from the bias American media everyday anyway.

Some time ago I was imagining what would happen if the future First Lady (I only say this because it doesn't look like Hillary Clinton is going to win the Democratic nomination, also I do not think that her husband Bill actually knits) loved to knit. Would there be some type of legislation past catering to the yarn industry? Would there be national knit alongs or weekly Stitch 'n Bitches at the White House with all of her political friends sipping tea and munching on expensive cookies and biscuits? At state dinners, would you see her knitting under the table as her husband addresses the crowd with an eloquent speech? Will she demand that the National Census include the question "Are you a knitter?" and then use that information to make sure that every knitter in America has a yarn store no farther than 50 miles away from their domicile? These are things I wonder about.

Do you think it would be a bad thing if the First Lady enjoyed knitting as much as we did? Just a thought.


Virtuous said...

Cute! Haha! I would love it if all that was enforced by any president!

Hope all is well!

Anonymous said...

Hmm, Eleanor Roosevelt knitted, but since it was during WWII & the soldiers needed socks, hats, etc., everyone knitted. Which I think is cool.

I wonder if the President would even have time to knit??

Valerie said...

Knitting would probably be good for us as a nation. It seems to calm the nerves and allows Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, etc to have civil conversation without raised voices...

Maybe we need a Knitter General!