Friday, November 07, 2008

We're All Georgians Now

So I understand that everyone's feeling withdrawal symptoms now that the election is over. We're experiencing a loss of sense of purpose, and with the spectacle and suspense behind us, we're jonesing for more electoral politics. Obama is President-Elect, we're happy, but the politics is all turning to boring, wonkish policy stuff, so what do we do now?

Well, if you feel that way, c'mon down to Georgia! We're still in campaign mode! With Saxby Chambliss and Jim Martin in a run-off for the Senate, we have another election coming up on December 2. 30-or-so more days of campaigning! And with the Democrats now within two or three seats of a filibuster-proof, 60-seat majority, this race is actually somewhat meaningful.

But here's the beautiful part - not only are the voters bereft of purpose and meaning in their lives, so are the politicians and pundits. So John McCain has already agreed to come here and campaign for Chambliss, and Martin has asked Obama for assistance. No word yet on whether the President Elect will make it and Sarah Palin said something about "schedule conflicts" preventing her from coming down here for Chambliss (but I'm betting that she doesn't know the State of Georgia from the Republic of Georgia and is afraid of encountering hostile Russian troops here). But once she learns that there's a Nieman Marcus and something like 8 million conservative voters here, I'm sure she'll be down. And can Joe The Plumber be far behind (what else does he have to do)?

My disappointment in not being able to sell my house and move to Oregon is at least somewhat tempered by having this OT period for politics.

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