Megapolis, USA: Sara Bointon, a local college student at RBCU*, is going a step further than giving up chocolate for Lent this year. She declared that she plans to give up the presidential election.
“I don’t care that this is my first one as an adult,” she said. “I’ve been very interested in what’s going on, but I think that I need to take a break. Really, with Super Tuesday and Fat Tuesday coinciding, it’s like God himself is telling us to gorge on CNN Tuesday but then take a six week break. The way these people are going at it, you’d think that the salvation of the world hung on the latest endorsement or poll or something.”
Other students argued they needed to step back from the wall to wall coverage as well. Bennett Granger, a self-described “Catholic Pro-life Green,” said “Sure the election is a serious thing, but geez, there’s no one a Catholic can fully endorse. It’s driving me crazy. Politics may be the art of the possible, but voting just seems like mission impossible. So I’m just ignoring the campaigns for the space of Lent.”
Bointon and others plan to have one last blow-out CNN party in the RBCU student union on Tuesday night. “We’ve got beads, we’ve got campaign buttons, we’ve got a king cake, and we’ve got beer. We don’t have a candidate, but maybe after six weeks of political abstinence, we’ll have some clarity of conscience. Lent is about becoming a more authentic Christian, and I think blocking CNN for a few weeks to pray and fast is a no-brainer.”
"First candidate to wear ashes on Wednesday though--I have to admit, that would get my vote,” said Bointon.
*RBCU=Really Big Catholic University
(Humor-Blogs.com always takes the political high ground.)