Soooo, where exactly am I? Did I awaken in some alternative reality yesterday, and didn’t realize it?
First, there’s John McCain standing in front of a big green wall, talking about alternative energy, and how he’s the change candidate. HUH? Did he just think that because running as a ‘change candidtate’ seems to be working for Obama, he might as well give it a shot too? I guess no one told him that this is only a great strategy if you actually ARE a change candidate. And I don’t know what idiot adviser told McCain it would be a great idea to give a speech in front of literally dozens of semi-enthusiastic supporters, that would practically have to be cut off so the media could cover Obama’s speech in front of 17,000 screaming Democrats with 15,000 more outside just to hear the audio. Not a good plan.
Second, I’m holding my sides laughing about the Newsweek article that has Alaskan’s all a-twitter comparing Sarah Palin to Hugo Chavez. Having claimed my staunch neutrality about Sarah Palin, I’m enjoying standing in the middle of the swirling tornado that has become the Palin phenomenon and enjoying my popcorn. Is she a crazy creationist wingnut? A big business-hating, free-gas-doling socialist? A maverick hockey mom? The next Vice President? No one seems to know.
And third, did Terry McAuliffe really stand up there last night and introduce what should have been Hillary Clinton’s graceful concession speech by saying, “Please welcome the next president of the United States”? (double take) (double take again). This tale of the campaign that wouldn’t die, even after it was dead will, supposedly, come to an end on Saturday. Rumor has it that Clinton was on the receiving end of a 32-person conference call from her top supporters in Congress who were outraged that she didn’t take that opportunity to bow out gracefully. As someone once said, she “never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity”.
Well it’s bedtime in Alaska. Where will I wake up tomorrow? Maybe….the Twilight Zone.