Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Day 8: Independents


I'm not a political prognosticator, by any stretch of the imagination. I leave the art and science of politics to those who are far more learned than I. But, assuming the U.S. Senate ends up in a dead even split of 49-2-49, Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and Bernard Sanders (I-VT) are about to become two of the most powerful members in that--I wanted to say august, but I can't--legislative body in decades. Or am I wrong?

As for yesterday's elections, put that in your referendum pipe and smoke it, Mr. President, Mr. Cheney, and Mr. Rumsfeld.

Actually, I'm fearful that the partisanship and polorization that is increasingly the hallmark of discourse in this country will continue. The Democrats are gonna stick it to the Republicans in the same manner in which they've been poked for the last six years. It's not going to be pretty. I wish it wouldn't end up that way, but it will.

5 comments:

Sister Mary Lisa said...

I just like the word Prognosticator and that you used it!!!

Janet M. Kincaid said...

The fact that I can even SPELL prognosticator is nothing shy of a miracle itself. I swear, my brain is quickly becoming holey than a Swiss cheese.

Janet M. Kincaid said...

holey-er

holey-er

holey-er

Sheesh. Just further evidence of the degradation of my spelling and grammar skills. Shoot me now.

Sister Mary Lisa said...

I shall NOT shoot you. It's YOUR blog and if you want to spell something wrong, you may. Period. No questions asked.

And the word prognosticator totally tips the scales into grammatical coolness so far that any missed -ers don't even affect it! Right?

Sideon said...

Circa last election when Bush was re-elected...

I have a feeling that his definition of "mandate" is poignantly different? :)