February 14, 2008

The A.D.D. Election

Nora Ephron's piece in The Huffington-- Oh! Look! A Chicken!
This is the attention-deficit-disorder election. Everything is happening at warp speed. Everyone is bouncing around on the net and changing the channel. Everything is shifting so quickly that there's almost no point in trying to keep up, but I'm trying.

The other night, at a Super Tuesday gathering, I was so busy trying to keep up that I changed the channel and I managed to crash the entire cable system. It was not my fault. I kept saying that. I had changed the channel very carefully, because I know from my personal life how much trouble you can cause by crashing the system. Everyone at the party was good-humored about it. . . .

The day that was going to change everything. The day it was going to be decided. You remember Super Tuesday. It was seven [or nine] days ago. Before the loan. Before the end of Mitt. Before David Shuster said "pimping" on television. Before the Virgin Islands and Maine. Before we all realized there was no avoiding learning about the superdelegates. Before Hillary fired her campaign manager.

Why is John McCain so strangely subdued?

I have a fantasy about myself and Barack Obama. My fantasy is that he calls me up. . . .

[T]here was Mike Huckabee. Such a funny guy. . . . I would be having a fantasy about telling him to fix his teeth.
Buy orange juice.
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Mary Ellen said...

Hi two crows! I just stopped over quickly to wish you a Happy Valentines Day.

This election is so depressing, I can't stand it anymore. Too much fighting and lying and cheating and hatred...it's too much.

two crows said...

hi, Mary Ellen --
I know what you mean. that's why I'm resorting to posts like this. they keep me sane -- well, they help a bit, anyway.

hope things are looking up in your neck of the woods.
and happy valentine's day to you, too.

TomCat said...

Hiya TC! If my math is correct, it would take a virtual sweep with better that current margins for either Dem to capture the nomination before the convention, so it's going to get crazier.

Happy Valentines day!

two crows said...

hi, TC--
crazier than this???
heaven help us!!
but, of course, I'm sure you're right.

Mary Ellen said...

Damn...isn't this election over with yet?

How are ya doin', kiddo? Hope you're not sick anymore...

Yesterday we had rain, ice, and snow. The trifecta!

two crows said...

ewwwwwww, Mary Ellen! so sorrrreeeee!

yesterday I went to a 3-y-o's birthday party-- a cookout.
and, I've broken down and bought a golf-cart for shopping.
[mea culpa, mea culpa, I know how mean that was. >:-) ]

two crows said...

as to the election:
it's beginning [?] to look like the dems could live up to their reputation as the party that just can't get it right.

I'm starting to be terrified they could yet snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.