So this is it, huh?
After complaining that my head would explode if I learned the name of another new pundit, the needs of another demographic, or the newest problem with polling, I realized this election cycle has been a legalized form of crack…and I am resisting rehab.
I celebrated for days after the election, then spent a couple of weeks caught up my non-political real life. Then I came back….where is KO? How’s Rachel? Is Tweetie doing OK? And my punditry faves, Eugene Robinson, Richard Wolfe, Howard Fineman, Joe Klein, and Paul Krugman, is it not hard living this new life? Regardless of my love-hate relationship with CNN, I have to admit they knocked out the park on election night, still Paul Begala, Donna Brazile, David Gergen, Jeffrey Toobin, and Gloria Berger can’t lift me out of my doldrums. I’ve tried to watch the news shows…it’s just not the same. I have yet to visit my latest friend, Nate Silver, the coolest geek in the game. Maybe John Stewart and Stephen Colbert can give me a bit of solace.
Yes, we have the Obama dog choice, the fantastic 60 minutes interview, and Sidwell Friends. But I miss the political commentary…well let’s go with the White House Staff and Cabinet choices. Aside from familiar drama with the Clintons, the “leak” saga, and a few on the left starting to fret about some of Obama’s hawkish choices, I’m pretty bored…Obama’s choices have been quite outstanding, nothing there to discuss or argue.
On a side note, can Obama be anymore self-assured and brilliant? His thoughtfulness, clarity, nuance, and intellect are light years away from what the nation witnessed the last eight years and that has been a shock to the system.
Back to waddling in self-pity. What to do now? Maybe I can watch Morning Joe and delight in Scarborough ruminating daily over the Obama win and endlessly torturing himself with his insane claims that Sarah Palin was good for McCain and that Obama only won because of the economic collapse. Keep on Joe, it will continue to hurt because you are refusing to accept the truth. Obama won because he was the inspiring phenomenon that this exasperated country needed.
Joe fuming and Mika retreating for fear of his wrath…this will have to do until I am ready to let put down the pipe.
I guess I can relive the moment. Still brings me to tears:
… and get in a laugh!