I finished up this book the same night as the presidential address, which is pretty ironic because my favorite final quote from the 1,000 year-old main character, Alobar, was...
Our political leaders are unenlightened and corrupt, but with rare exception, political leaders have always been unenlightened and corrupt. I stopped taking politics seriously a long, long time ago, therefore it's had practically no effect on the way I've lived my life. In the end, politics is always a depressant, and I've preferred to be stimulated.
Jason and I agree that we couldn't have said it better ourselves.
Stay Stimulated!! You'll live longer!!
P.S. This post is probably the most political thing you will EVER read on this blog.