Thursday, November 13, 2008

So much...

Not blogging for over a week means that so much has happened that it's really quite impossible to address it all. Obama meeting Bush? Biden meeting Cheney? Oh, to have been a fly on the wall, especially at the latter. After all, Biden did call Cheney "the most dangerous vice-president we've had" in US history. Priceless...

Add to that a dash of Palin news interviews, a sprinkle of Ted Stevens falling behind in the Senate race, Al Franken still in the running for Senate seat, and more than a bit of transition politics, and it's a political funfest the likes of which I haven't seen in ages.

Oh, and don't forget a healthy dose of financial crisis, some 'oh my god the sky is falling' panic surrounding the auto industry and stock prices globally, and a smattering of 'how the holy hell is Obama expected to fix the world?' Because really, it seems like a lot of people are putting a lot of hope into Obama. And yes, hope has been one of his clearest messages, but not that kind of hope. We're seeing some really unrealistic unicorns and rainbows hope. Let's have some more sensible hope - remember his election night speech?

So yes, a week in the news these days is like a lifetime in the best. I guess the old Chinese curse applies: may you live in interesting times. Still, wouldn't have it any other way.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politicians kiss and make up after saying awful things to each other all the time -- I am certain there are far worse examples in the past -- and plus this is Biden. Biden's anti-Bush sentiment is something like Beria's anti-Hitler sentiment, except that Beria was immeasurably far more intelligent than Biden; maybe it was like Blondi's anti-Hitler sentiment?

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Until it occurred to me that from [McNamara's] point of view he wasn’t being stupid at all. Stupid was for men like the sick, tormented James Forrestal, the first Secretary of Defense, who jumped to his death in 1949 from his room on the 16th floor of Bethesda Naval Hospital. Smart and healthy was being able to believe that you were never lied to, even by yourself. Especially by yourself.

11:46 PM  

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