Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Hope everyone got a chance to vote yesterday.

Pretty exciting times, right? I was very impressed with the dignity and grace of McCain's concession speech. And Obama was inspiring as usual. And the Daily Show/Colbert Report coverage was excellent!

Some kid in my 7 year old's class keeps saying things like, "If Obama wins, he's going to make America change it's name" and "If Obama wins, he's going to take all the guns away from the Army." I told my son to tell him, "The president can't do anything without the approval of Congress." Silly impressionable children!

I'm especially excited to realize the ads and slander and signs are all coming down. There were 2 women who's ads in Denver were getting so vicious against each other that I wouldn't have voted for either of them, given the chance. It really chaps my hide that I had to sit through all that shit-slinging and they weren't even on our ballots here in little, ol' Parker! Not that TV can filter that way but wouldn't it be nice? (jealous of those with TIVO!)

Glad the campaigning is over, Ruth!


Tammy said...

I'm SO glad it's over... even though it didn't turn out quite as I'd hoped. ;)

I'm also quite relieved that it was settled early in the evening and not dragged on forever! Time to move on.

Yarnhog said...

I agree with Tammy: glad it's over. And I also thought McCain was gracious. And sincere. I didn't think he was the right choice, but I do think he is a good and honorable man.

Donna said...

The Colbert/Daily show was hilarious. Daren wants to get a cat now so he can name it Meowgrat Thatcher.

I agree about those 2 women running for congress, I'm glad we didn't have to vote for them. It was just as bad for Tom Udall though.

Nell said...

It would be so nice not to have to listen to all this crap for months and months before the election. That's definitely the worst part of American politics.