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Monday, November 10, 2008

McCain 2010?

Courtesy of Comedy Central'sIndecision 2008
Back in January, I wrote of McCain:
When he loses - loses - the first general election which he finally scrapped his way into, can we now, finally, put a fork in the Arizona Senator?...

Oh, and when Joe Lieberman loses the race with him as the VP pick... do we dare to hope that we can knock both of these asshats out of the Senate as well?
OK, I was was wrong about the Lieberman pick (he did want to pick him, though). But the question lingers - will we see the Senator renewing his charter in 2010, when he, along with around 34 of his colleagues, will be coming up for review?

Chances are good, I am rather despondent to predict. As was foreshadowed by his "gracious"* concession speech, John Sydney McCain III is fixin' to throw a barbeque for all us liberals, progressives, Socialists, and pal around-ers. We shall be treated to a saucy dish, folksy and contrite (McCain knows contrite), about how downright tickled he is that such a young and energetic former adversary bested him because, "after all, he's only doing what I wanted to do for America."

This of course assumes that President-elect Obama (delish typing that, as we are wont to point out) will be at that point delighting us all with his presidentin' (OMG - the Bushspeak lingers) - given that, I am certain that Senior John will be hanging ten on that wave for all he is worth.

* I quote "gracious" not to be facetious, but only to acknowledge the adjective which has been universally - and accurately! - applied by the "MSM" and the "new media".


I want to make a sober point regarding my flip quote above ("delighting us all with his presidentin'"). To my mind, "delight" is not of that shiny-object everything-is-okie-dokie what's-on-the-teevee-tonite kind of delight. Delight is seeing that real challenges are being realistically perceived, and that, with the consent of the public, actions are being drawn up, debated, and put into play.

Delight is the wrong word. This is excitement. Go USA!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Birth Of The Cool: Congratulations, President-Elect Barack Obama

Obama Blue Vote
Image by Marco Acevedo, via BAGnewsNotes
Now, the real work begins.

On a personal note (due more to voter turnout than result), my faith in the American people has been vindicated, and for the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country.

Now that felt good.

Random teevee observations (hey, I don't watch much):

Chris Matthews, after interviewing disgraced House Leader and rainmaker Tom Delay (why, oh why put this hollow soul on the teevee?): "Sir, I love the way you hate."

Bret Hume, upon receiving cookies from Karl Rove, "They look like Baccarat chips." Chris Wallace (paraphrasing), perhaps betraying his Everyman delusion, "I wouldn't know that." Bret looks slightly startled at this, and betrays a rather sheepish grin after repeating his thanks.

Eugene Robinson: "It feels... different... to be an American tonight."