Wednesday, November 08, 2006

okay, we won -- now what?

I swear I held my breath for hours last night, glued to CNN for election results. Things pretty much went my way. So I should be elated, yes? Well, I am, in a way. I do feel like taking a victory lap, or uttering a polite nyah-nyah, nyah-nyah. But now, now we have to do something with all this momentum.

Can the people we've put in office make a difference? Will they? Can we truly have the most ethical, decent Congress ever (Nancy Pelosi says we will)? Can we sort out the muddled issues in the middle east? calm both Iran and North Korea? restore civil liberties? just f*ing talk to each other civilly after a nasty election?

I guess now the real work begins.

1 comment:

Kitten Herder said...

Don't expect miracles. The last six years have created a HUGE mess. It'd be irrational to expect the new Congress to clean it ALL up in the next two years. But, hopefully, they can stem the tide and keep it from getting any worse.

I wish them all the luck in the world. They are going to need it.