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Before donating my 57th pint of blood I was asked for a short interview at KBJR/KDLH. I tossed off about five quick sound bites mostly having to do with my faithlessness to the GOP. I explained that I’d felt estranged from the party for twenty years like an abused wife. That seemed to make sense to my interviewer.

I’ve got another interview possibility at 10AM if I win. Otherwise I’m just another has been pol once again.

The young woman who received me at Memorial Blood Bank was a former Morgan Park student of mine. She wished me good luck. I’ll be taking my ease for the rest of the day under nurse’s orders. We blood donors aren’t supposed to lift any heavy objects for the rest of the day. I hope that doesn’t include a pen to fill out my ballot. That’s a little job that I still have to complete.