October 29th, 2007 by Ellen
To put it mildly.Â Where to begin?Â I could post about seven thousand links–but, I will be merciful, and keep myself to
one twoÂ three four.
Okay.Â Deep breath.Â (and, oddly enough, I am goingÂ to have so much more free time between now and next April.Â Or, actually, until pitchers and catchers report in February.Â What will I do with myself?Â Oh. Right.Â Work.)Â I will also feel much less emotional turmoil–although, after tonight, I don’t think Red Sox fans are allowed to complain anymore.Â Ever.Â We still will, of course, because it’s our nature–but, we really shouldn’t.Â
Well, okay, just one more.Â Â Because I am weak.Â
And in other news, this was pretty excellent, too.
Moving on now.Â Â The end of the baseball seasonÂ means that I will spend the next few months obsessing about politics.Â For a change.Â I’m starting to get the very strong sense that Obama is toast.Â Part of me is disappointed, because I really wanted to fall in love with the guy as a candidate, but from theÂ very beginning, it has always seemed as though he’s only running because he thinks he can maybe win the nomination–not because he wants to be the President.Â
And we have someone who wants to be the President, and is actually prepared to do the job.Â In the best of all possible worlds, I’d like the campaign to be joyful, but after the grim, glum nightmare of the current Administration, I think I’d be quite happy with calm, cool, collected competence.Â There’s actuallyÂ a lot of food for thought in this article, although it’s not exactly cheery.Â I’ll back her all the way, though–especially since I think the prospect of Rudy in the White House is absolutely terrifying.
I’m not sure I recommend this novel, but I’m not too proud to admit that I am currently reading it and am reasonably entertained.Â However, as soon as this Gerald Ford book is released, I’m going to grab it.