Annapolis and Politics

There’s an elephant in the room. Or maybe it’s a donkey. This is not supposed to be a political blog but politics have been weighing heavily on my mind. One thing I’ve been noticing is that due to the intense feelings surrounding the Presidential race, (pollsters tell us that in this election Americans feel very strongly about their preferred candidate), no one is talking directly about whom they are voting for and why, unless they are feel certain like-minded people surround them.
So a Barrack Obama for President headquarters opened up on West Street across from Park Place and a week or so later I noticed very large McCain Palin signs posted on the fence next door to the Democratic headquarters. A few days later a number of those signs were torn down. In another part of the neighborhood near the water where an Obama sign is posted on a fence, at the neighboring home next door a large hand made sign says “Republican Ducks Feed Here.” The lines are clearly drawn. Who is the victor remains to be seen, but whatever your views, I urge you to seriously study all the issues and on election day, vote. To provide a little assistance, What’s Up Annapolis and What’s Up? Eastern Shore will be providing a voter guide for the upcoming local election in our November issue. Visit www.

Published by Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Her short stories and essays have been published in several small online journals including Lunch Ticket, Change Seven, Scarlet Leaf Review and Defunkt Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

One thought on “Annapolis and Politics

  1. I have deliberately opened a conversation with a more vague “What do you think of this election” rather than, “Can you believe…” That way I can gauge the intensity of my response. I have found myself quickly embroiled if I am not guarded.


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