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By Editor in Chief & Publisher Jeff Brown.
Well, election day has arrived and in Ypsilanti poll workers have informed me that polling places have had a steady flow of well, anxious voters. Like many of you, I'm more than a little anxious about the pending results myself. I know that my mother in the Flint area is also more than a little anxious because she told me so. To stave off her anxiety she told me she will be indulging in a little comfort food Tuesday, actually, not a little comfort food, a whole lot of comfort food. Here is what she told me about her comfort food election day plan when I went up to see her on Sunday, "Jeff, I will be making sauerkraut pork tenderloin and mashed potatoes with apple slices." Wow, I was impressed! I mean, that's an American classic, right?
Now, I have to be clear that my mother is a staunch hardcore Democrat who does not mince her words on the topic of politics in America today. At the same time, her close friend, who also resides in the Flint area, happens to sit on the complete opposite side of the political fence, and that's alright. They've maintained their years long close friendship through these tumultuous last four years, and hey, that's a beautiful thing, right? Well, some may disagree, but I think it's great.
Anyway, the point I was going to make is that my mother told me also that interestingly, her Republican friend was also planning to be making pork tenderloin sauerkraut and mashed potatoes as comfort food, but that she was going to have applesauce instead of apple slices with her meal. Hmm. What does comfort food have to do with this election? Well, nothing. However, it does illustrate that whatever our political persuasions are in this country, and no matter how deeply divided we are now, we all love a good pork tenderloin with mashed potatoes, whether it's with apple slices or applesauce. How's that for political analysis?
Now stay safe out there and please pass the mashed potatoes.