I’m not totally disappointed!

Some key excellent points from the election-
-First female House speaker: Nancy Pelosi
-First Muslim congressman: Keith Ellison
-First socialist senator: Bernie Sanders
-First black northern governor: Deval Patrick in Massachusetts

Of course gaining the house is fantastic news. By gaining, I should say wresting from the republicans, since I’m certainly not a democrat. South Dakota’s near-total ban on abortion has also been overturned, which is a victory for, um, consistency? As much I couldn’t personally tolerate the notion of having an abortion, I’m not going to pretend that the cultural trend isn’t leaning heavily towards considering certain kinds of human killing ok. Indeed, it’s some of the already fully sanctioned forms that should concern us more–the death penalty, warfare, poverty…

It will be interesting to see who ends up running for the 2008 presidential election. Perhaps even more interesting will be seeing how Bush ends up tip-toeing around/stomping through the ranks of opposition for the duration of his term.

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2 Responses to “I’m not totally disappointed!”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Rumsfield Resigns

    The President became the President I voted for twice today. Rumsfield is gone!! He read a prepared statement and then had one of the best hours of television answering questions. He certainly is not a lame duck! He has asked a CIA veteran who served six presidents to be the new Secretary of Defense and people on both sides of the aisle are pleased!!!

    • rosgen Says:

      Re: Rumsfield Resigns

      We saw bits of his speeches on the BBC. I have to say, I honestly felt bad for W when his attempts at levity fell totally flat. I’m thinking in particular about his joke to the new speaker of the house re: interior decorators and the unamused faces in the audience. Hehe.

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