Mike Rowe’s election analysis: We’re trying to lick a cat without actually putting our tongues on it.


These past few days, I’ve been browsing for election perspectives from across the spectrum, and not the places I usually alight.

This one comes from Mike Rowe, the actor and television personality to whom I’d otherwise be completely indifferent (I watch almost no TV), except for his emphasis on boosting vocational education as a means of addressing America’s skilled trade gap.

Rowe’s thoughts strike me as sensible. You?

Mike Rowe

Last Friday, my dog posted a video that featured a man licking a cat with the aid of a device that’s designed for the specific purpose of making it easier for people to lick their cats. I’ve been silent ever since, because frankly, I couldn’t think of a better way – metaphorical or otherwise – to express my feelings about this election cycle. The entire country it seems, has been preoccupied with finding a way to lick a cat without actually putting their tongue on it.

Too oblique? Too weird? Ok, how about this analysis …

If you cannot access it via Fb, try here: Mike Rowe weighs in (Tribunist).