After talking with friends and colleagues about the upcoming elections, I’ve finally decided to open up a long-delayed blog. Yes, I know everybody has a blog, fictional characters have blogs, but at least this way I’ll be able to see if I’ve been repeating myself.
I’m a bit of a political junkie, so politics are going to be front-and-center here. There doesn’t seem to be as much to say about the elections… we’ve got just over a month left in this slug-fest, and I’m really not sure that the candidates are going to say anything now that they haven’t said at least once in the past two years of campaigning. Hillary and Thompson have been bashing away at each other since Super Tuesday back in February. We now know all about Hillary’s shady deals at the Rose Law firm and Fred’s shotgun marriage in High School. Everybody’s feeling a little dyspeptic about the candidates we’ve got. I just pray that my life never undergoes that level of scrutiny and fiction-creation.
To my mind, I’m more interested to see if the Senate can finally break the filibuster-line with 60 Democrats. With their current advantage, the Dems just need to pick-up 7 or 8 of the 10 up-for-grabs seats. Then maybe we can see something get done in DC.
Next time: So what’s on the agenda?