Monday, November 10, 2008

Johnny Latecomer

I was fortunate enough to have been in Vegas for election week, so I missed many of the details. There wasn't really much mention of it there; some dealers and guests briefly spoke about the outcome but there was no real fanfare. The business of the casino (ie, to relieve me of my money) is rarely disturbed by such trifling events.

Naturally, I echo many of the comments made by Jeff: historic election, congrats to Obama, etc, but I can't claim to be as hopeful. At a time when we need to employ true conservatism in government--low taxes and less government interference--we've elected a president who promises to move us to perhaps unprecedented territory in the opposite direction. At the same time, we have a, to put it mildly, very compliant press and core of Obama supporters so feverish that their worship is completely out of proportion to any accomplishment the man has ever made. Or could possibly make, for that matter. Sprinkle in a core of Chicago Machine politicians and other corrupt administrators (Jamie Gorelick, really???) and you have a recipe for disaster.

But at least there will be no Obama Derangement Syndrome.

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