Thursday, November 9, 2006

Everything's all better now, right?

"Tomorrow you're all going to wake up in a brave new world -- a world where the constitution gets trampled by an army of terrorist clones created in a stem cell research lab run by homosexual doctors who sterilize their instruments over burning American flags. Where tax-and-spend Democrats take all your hard-earned money and use it to buy electric cars for National Public radio and to teach evolution to illegal immigrants. Oh, and everybody's high."
- Steven Colbert on Election Day

So, the Democrats now -- it seems -- have control of the House of Representatives and the Senate. In the midst of this, Bushy suddenly comes out and announces that Rummy's getting the boot.

I can't help but wonder about the timing of that last one. Why, after years and years of calling for his removal, does Rumsfeld suddenly get the boot on Election Day? I think perhaps the White House is trying to kill its critics with joy. Perhaps they're hoping that liberals would suffer jubilation-induced heart attacks and no longer be on the planet for the 2008 elections.

Of course, you get the sense that some Democrats didn't really want power at this point in history. Without a Democrat president, there's only so much they can do about Iraq, but they will almost certainly find themselves shouldering blame a few years down the line. And they're unlikely to be able to effect any real sort of positive change in the economy. The only thing they can do is pass loads of environmentally friendly legislation, which they won't because they're pansies and it wouldn't carry enough political weight.

Ah well. Theoretically, at least, this means Terry Schiavo-like fiascos are less likely. Theoretically.

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