2005-11-09

A baseball league is named after him

It was always certain that the Bush administration, a criminal aberration distinguished by dubious popular legitimacy, profit-taking under the rhetoric of patriotism, theocratic absolutism, incompetence in the face of disaster, illegal retaliation against intelligence agents, ill-conceived warfare, and torture, would go under. It is going under. With surveys showing that broad majorities disapprove of the job the president is doing and distrust him personally, his party entered the first major local elections since the national elections in 2004. They lost races for the governorships of both New Jersey and Virginia. In St Paul, Minnesota, a Democratic mayor who broke ranks to endorse Bush's reelection campaign has been defeated by a wide margin. Next year, the Republicans will lose their majorities in the two houses of Congress, in preparation for losing the presidency two years after that.

That is enough time for the Democrats to try to show that they can be anything other than pale and quivering imitations of their opponents, if they are able.

Update: In other election news, Maniac Shop's poll has chosen Belgrade's representatives to the final status talks on Kosovo.

7 comments:

coturnix said...

Also, all the Creationists on the school board in Dover, PA have been defeated.

Anonymous said...

Cisto da ti kazem: Nevena je trudna!!! mirko

Eric Gordy said...

Siri se!!!!

DarkoV said...

Eric,
I wish that I can share your optimism. The Bushies are a nasty breed of dog. When they're wounded and cornered, they become quite dangerous. The Dem's, on the other hand, can't seem to decide if they're a cat or a dog, so I'm not too positive-minded if they can sort themselves out in time.
And let's face it, their timing has been abysmal the last 8 years.

I can only hope that you are right. Candles will be burning.

Eric Gordy said...

I wish I could be as optimistic as I am too! But as a famous historical sociologist said, "the future depends on what happens."

Yakima_Gulag said...

well the great right wing noise machine is haveing problems spinning this. It's really time to attack. I would not mind if the Democrats were feline, as long as the feline role model/totem is big enough and vicious enough, say a tiger or line, at least a cougar, but the time has come to be on the attack and to be rude. I have increasingly heard those commentators be rude to callers, interupting and cutting them off, it's time to do that right back, to call into question their every sexual,financial and academic misdeeds.Like Scooter Libby's lame-ass attempts to write porn...

Eric Gordy said...

You guys. Now I am going to spend the rest of the evening thinking about what animals I want politicians to be like. I think maybe squid, delicious in principle but if you leave them in too short or too long, they turn rubbery and take on a horrible taste.