I'm a bit flummoxed by all the articles showing up about the 2008 elections. Didn't we just have an election? Didn't the Democrats just have a big win? Can't we have just a minute to savor that rare (in recent years) pleasure? Apparently not. This reminds me of how you just manage to get past the madness of Halloween and THE VERY NEXT DAY, Christmas decorations show up all over town.
So everybody, I say - relax, put your feet up, crack a cold one, check out the big game tomorrow. Let the 2008 election take a back seat for a while. Let’s focus instead on holding Bush in check during this lame duck session. Then we’ll see how the new Democratic congress puts the brakes on the absurdity of the past six years.
And speaking of absurdity, what’s with so much of the media getting all hot and bothered that Nancy Pelosi’s pick of for Majority Leader, Jack Murtha, got voted down. I think it’s too bad, but it’s not the end of the world. I like Murtha's spirit in speaking out so strongly against the ongoing madness in Iraq. I love that the Republicans had a vote for Senate minority leader just as divided as the Democrats and nobody in the media is saying “Boo” about their confusion.
One last political rant and I’ll get back to kissing Madam Musing, a much more pleasant pastime than reading political blogs. Have you noticed the amazing activities of our president lately. First he talks about working with the Democrats and being all bipartisan. Then he sends back to the Senate appointments of the most radical right wing wackos you can imagine. There’s John Bolton, Bush's appointee to the UN ambassadorship during a congressional recess. Then there’s the bunch of crazies he’s trying to put on the judicial benches. They’ve already failed in their first try at Senate approval.
As the final frosting on the cake, there’s the Bush appointment (Washington Post article here) of Eric Keroack to head the federal family planning program. Here’s a guy who doesn’t believe in contraception heading the federal program for contraception. How long did Bush take before he showed his true colors. I think we’re talking hours here, not days.