Of a sort, anyway. The last of the conventions wrapped up last night. There used to be an actual respite when the last of the political conventions closed up shop for another four years. Campaigning didn't start in earnest until after Labor Day. Now it just never ends.
But we were fully involved in politics last night during the last gasp of the Democratic convention. We watched John Ford's wonderful film of Edwin O'Connor's The Last Hurrah. When there isn't any tolerable real politics on offer, I recommend quality fictional politics.