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Alec Baldwin and Me: Two Peas in a Pod

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Guest Blogger Gina: When Alec Baldwin went on the "Late Show with David Letterman" to do his best Sarah Palin impersonation, he also talked about how he and brother Stephen are on opposite sides of the political spectrum.

I admire my mother-in-law probably more than any other woman I know. She's giving, a great mother, loves me like her own and, most importantly, she's a wonderful grandmother and a great role model for my daughter. She knows how to pilot a plane, is a career woman, smart, sweet, beautiful and everything I want to be when I'm her age. She is -- in a word -- amazing. But, there's a catch. She's voting for the other guy.

I want so badly not to judge her for this fact, but I find it nearly impossible. I just cannot get past the fact that someone so smart and so fair and so worldly could vote for that fool! I know in my right mind that I'm being unfair, but my heart I now assume things about her.

Are Alec and I the only ones who have this problem? Are we crazy for both judging and loving our family at the same time?

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Ammie aka Sleeping Mommy October 30, 2008, 10:43 PM

I deal with this daily. My father’s side of the family are all for the other guy. My dad passed away several years back but I grew up with it.

Then married into the same situation. My husband is on the other side—but at least this election has him questioning his side and not just mine like he always has before. But we still disagree about many things on opposite sides of the political divide.

We usually stay away from politics. Before this election I refused to talk politics at all because of how radical and fanatical he could be about it. This election has changed some of it and we can cautiously talk about most political issues. The key is cautious and making sure we both feel that our beliefs and opinions are being respected by the other. When we don’t that’s when we have to stop and step away from the topic.

Anonymous October 31, 2008, 10:00 AM

You just need to stay clear of the topic although in a year like this I imagine that is difficult.

Anonymous November 1, 2008, 6:50 PM

I’m still waiting for Alec Baldwin to the leave the country.

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