The best thing about the social networking website Facebook is the chance to reconnect with long lost friends or family members that you haven't seen or spoken to in years. Since I established my account on Facebook a few years back, I've connected with many old friends from the past.
One such friend is an old high school buddy that I haven't seen in over 25 years. While growing up, my buddy's mother was very active in town politics and served as the township mayor at least once to my knowledge. Over the years though, he has become disillusioned and bitter with partisan politics, saying that he had his fill of it while growing up and now considers himself a true Independent who no longer believes in the political process.