Okay, I phoned it in this week.
I wanted to write about a woman as president, then lost interest 3/4 of the way into the article and the deadline was no longer ahead of me but a few steps behind and the panic was getting uncomfortable. There are 52 weeks in a year. This kind of thing? Happens. But there are few things more frustrating than underserving a good topic and disappointing a faithful readership. Sorry about that, folks. Anyways, here's a peek:
"One way to break that might be to make things diverse, politically speaking. At present, the group of people who have traditionally held power- middle aged and old men- are running amok, some of them being far more dangerous to society than any other group one could think up. We just haven’t given ourselves an opportunity to shake things up and dabble with alternatives. A woman as president would distract us usefully from all our petty schisms- race, religion, what does it mean to be a leader- and might pave the way for other future presidencies that deviate from the conservative norms."
When I figure out exactly what it is that I wanted to say, I might swing a bat at the topic again. But maybe let it rest for a while, neh? You can only torture an issue so much before it dies on you.