Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Oh, Happy, Happy Day!
Right now I'm listening to Bozo address reporters to say that Donald Rumsfeld's gone!
We won the house of Representatives, so Dennis Hastert's gone as Speaker!
The Senate's now balanced since Montana has been declared to have gone Democratic!
We've increased the number of Governors who are Democrats significantly.
Virginia hasn't been resolved, but the Democrat is leading by a slim margin; if his lead holds, we'll have won the Senate also. Here in Massachusetts, we elected the Democrat Deval Patrick our first African-American Governer--he's also only the second Black governor in the Nation's history.
Fritz tells me the New Hampshire Senate is controlled by the Democrats for the first time . . . since 1911!
Life is GOOD.
UPDATE: As I was leaving a dress rehearsal at MIT last night, Boston's CBS Radio outlet was announcing that Virginia's Senatorial race had gone to the Democrat. We had WON THE SENATE, too! It isn't completely official until tomorrow (Friday) when all Virginia voting districts will be canvassed for their latest numbers. The Republican incumbent is, more or less properly, refusing to concede the race until after the final figures are in.
I imagine (pray) that the Democrats have observers watching the vote count. The Bush Republican elections have been filled with bizarre, probably illegal vote counts and other election irregularities--too many to be coincidence, and we need to be very sure we keep an eye on this one.
I listened to Bozo give his 1pm press conference yesterday. I'll give him credit, he stood before the press and took it like a man, even injecting some rueful humor into a situation that has to be humiliating and galling for someone so arrogant and pig-headedly stubborn about listining to anyone but himself and a coterie of of power-hungry arch-conservative bigots.
Bozo reallllly looked like a deer in the headlights i thought - the money quote "didn't think we would not win - i guess i am not in touch.."
Go Dems! but keeping fingers crossed for VA.
Even the Red state of Arizona is a bit more purple today.
But. I am so frigging happy right now I'll let this idea slip by and enjoy the delicious, delicious moment. Yes Will, Oh Happy Day!
You're right--with democrat you always wonder when they're going to shoot themselves in the foot (as in John Kerry's "joke" last week). Unless they can put together a solid plan and actually work together to achieve its goals, the Republicans will be doing the same thing to the Dems in 2008 that the Dems just did to the Republicans.
A model could be the highly disciplined but warm, inclusive and life-affirming campaign that Deval Patrick managed to run in Massachusetts. He took the Governorship in a 21 point victory because his grass roots initiative was skillfully worked by his campaign manager into an invincible juggernaut that couldn't be stopped.geftuy
PS - full disclosure-my spouse plays Cheney in this :-) - Joan