A General Election has been called, much to nobody's surprise. Oddly, I'm having the hardest time working up any enthusiasm for it. Tony Blair is an opportunistic, autocratic leader who has a whole raft of plans to give us the illusion of being safe while costing us a fortune and not helping us very much at all, while Michael Howard has yet to see a wagon that he doesn't want to bungee-jump onto (Plus, sorry, I just couldn't bring myself to vote Tory). Charles Kennedy is nice enough, but the best that the Lib Dems can hope for is a hung Parliament, and somehow, I still don't see that happening. Ho hum. Perhaps it was just the juxtaposition between him and Bush, but at least in the US Election, Kerry seemed like the option of sanity and a return to justice (stop laughing at the back). And I suppose I feel a little helpless as I'm living in a safe Conservative seat that will not change hands short of tricking the voters with a game of cricket and a nice cream tea. Is it wrong not to really want a victory on either side, instead hoping for a greatly reduced Labour majority?