Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Why did we have an election?
I say this with no glee. But we shouldn't have wasted our time.
Over 2 years, millions and millions of dollars spent, countless hours of time, and what do we get?
The third term of the Bush administration, complete with Robert Gates as Defense secretary.
I had hoped that my innate cynicism could wait a while. That we might be able to have a respite of a couple of months until we all realized that all the yipping about change was just so much talk to lure people to vote. That Barack Obama is just like all the rest: a cynical, calculating war-monger. I had hoped we might wait, say, until Easter before the American people found out.
We didn't have to wait until Easter. We didn't even have to wait until Thanksgiving. Heck, we didn't even have to wait until the inauguration.
Four more years of the war crowd. Strap yourselves in, folks: it's going to be a long ride.