Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I'm Exhausted For Now, So: Heroes and Villians, The Short List

Been following all the news today with less than four hours of sleep. Lots to think about and say, but not enough coherency to say it all as thoughtfully and eloquently as I'd like.

So, briefly:

Congratulations again to President-Elect Barack Obama and Vice President-Elect Joe Biden. Yes We Can and Yes We Did!

Thanks to Sen. John McCain for a graceful concession speech last night--I hope that we get to see that McCain again, in the months and years to come.

Thanks also to Gov. Howard Dean, who proved to the Repugs that the Fifty-State Strategy was not only viable, but potent--go ahead and scream if you want, they won't dare say anything this time.

To Rep. Keith Ellison--congratulations on your reelection. I'm proud that you represent me in Congress.

To Al Franken, our next senator from Minnesota--my continued support, prayers, and hopes. 500 votes to go!

To Ashwin Madia--Never give up...semper fi!

To El Tinklenberg--go for it again in 2010!

To Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz--thanks for many amusing hours of watching you pwn Heather Wilson all over cable news.

To Karl Rove, who, with his disciples Rick Davis and Steve Schmidt, misread the mood of the nation and ineptly led John McCain to defeat in the final repudiation of far-right wingnuttery--"I poop on you!"

To "Crazy" Michele Bachmann--we'll be watching you.

And to the worst political joke in a generation, Sarah Palin--there's a lucrative talk show career waiting for you on basic cable. I suggest that you seriously entertain their offers.

I'll be back again tomorrow, feisty, fresh, and at full strength!


risingsn said...

Triumph can lead the whole nation in pooping on Rove and Co.

One thing that is so moving about this whole thing is that it reminds me of post 9/11 where everyone was so raw and emotional but really looking at each other differently, more humanely. None of this could have happened without everyone getting together in cooperation to do it.

It isn't because of any one group, it's because the country has come to the point where more than half of us are willing to stand against the old ways.

Strong said...

Agreed! It was refreshing, to say the least, to see the American flag carried joyously in other countries, rather than being angrily burned. And it was moving to see Americans celebrating together, black and white and red and brown and yellow all together. Maybe we've started something.