Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Day After

On the morning of Nov. 8, 2006 there was a collective sigh of relief that was so powerful that the world felt different. It was a feeling like "thank God the sane are back in charge."

In my neck of the woods, we had sunshine and it warmed up into the 80s as if to signal that all was right with the world again.

The newscasters and even the various panelists on c-span and authors on c-span's BookTV have exhibited visible signs of relief. The oppressive atmosphere created by the conservative authoritarians in the Republican Party were swept out of office and now we can speak freely again.

It also seemed rather interesting that Pres. Bush would announce the acceptance of Rumsfeld's resignation very early the day after the election. The explanation Bush gave for not making the announcement sooner was to keep from influencing the election. I'm guessing it was to ensure nothing would favor Republicans.

Given this it seems there was a concerted effort to ensure that the brakes would be put on this administration to keep America from doing the unthinkable and bring us back to the world of sanity and reasonableness. With so many from poppy Bush's cabinet now involved with foreign policy it is obvious to me that dad Bush has had enough of the errant child and his friends trashing house America and it was time to put the adults back in charge.

While there is still a whole lot of work to be done to get America where it really, truly needs to be, I am extremely happy that the American people and the powers that be saw fit to save our country from catastrophic disaster.