How Blue Was My Country

This is a blog about books, not politics, so I will keep my remarks brief, if you’ll indulge me for a moment:


I haven’t had that much fun staying up late to watch election results in, well, ever. It wasn’t a perfect result, but great strides were made.

And now, let us all come together, whatever our political convictions, and give thanks for the true blessings of this day: NO MORE POLITICAL ADS! The storm has passed, leaving behind airwaves washed clean of that peculiar mix of sentimental glurge and vitriolic insinuation that is the signature scent of modern politics.

Breathe deep, my friends; this moment is sweet, but brief.

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2 Responses to How Blue Was My Country

  1. CAS says:

    Quite an amazing result, I agree! I was watching Dateline London this morning, a show where the expat newspaper and magazine reporters have a roundtable, and they had some interesting views on things. The French Le Monde fellow seemed to think that the mid-terms was a reflection of US Foreign Policy almost exclusively. I think he was missing the point a bit, which is that on the domestic agenda there are a number of issues such as stem-cells, gay marriage, and the erosion of civil liberties.

    The big take away for from the show was that they all were indicating that with the insertion of elder statesmen like Baker and Bolton that perhaps there was a way out of Iraq. Shockingly they thought that it was via working with the Syrians and the Irananians to broker a peace. Interesting plan- is that something that you have heard accross the water as well?

  2. kaizerin says:

    Syria has been mentioned, but I’ve only heard the Iran angle from kooky conspiracy-theory type sources (so far, at least.) Which isn’t to say it won’t happen, but remember, we’ve been sidling up to an Iranian war for a while now. They’re going to have to do some major backtracking on their Iran-is-Evil-and-Must-Be-Destroyed posturing before they can admit they’re working with them. Still, it’s fascinating days, with Poppa Bush in rapping Junior’s knuckles (finally!!) and trying to steer a saner course. (To think we’d ever be looking at GHWB for that!!)

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