...And The Stranger said it better and, believe it or not, more eloquently(!) than Caroline Kennedy.
I'll always have mixed feelings about The Stranger, mainly because I can't shake the thought that its deliberately overdone hipster sarcasm undermines its local journalistic credibility and lends a divisive holier-than-thou air to almost every page of newspaper. Which is why I read it almost exclusively for the horoscope, Dan Savage, film reviews, and hilarious personals. In that order. Its blog is way, way better for local stuff than its actual print news.
But this political piece was quite good.
Besides, what's a little discomfort now and then but a chance to rethink the reasons you're comfortable in the first place?