Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Status Quo Ante

Well, the winds of change swept across the country yesterday, but they totally bypassed Greenwich. It's a good thing the Author Babe is winging her way to sunny Scottsdale at this moment, as the rain is pouring down and the candidates for whom she worked so hard have all been defeated. Let's hope she returns refreshed and recharged for whatever challenges await her next.

As predicted, Skippy Snickerson made short work of Frank Farricker, outpolling him by a 3 to 2 margin. Put another way, he pulled 50% more votes than FF, so it wasn't even close. By contrast, Ed Krumeich lost by a mere handful of votes in an election that only ended at 1:15 AM this morning as the last of the absentee ballots were counted by the clerks with the green eyeshades. That one really could have gone either way, but Ed had an uphill fight against the gerrymandering that took place years ago to carve out an illogical but putatively "safe" district for the Republican party. So now we have two more years of the "Doll", with her appalling voting record on environmental issues and her giggly school-girlish demeanor. Did your scribe tell you he received a postcard from the Doll the other day with a little heart drawn next to her signature? There's never an airline sickness bag around when you need one....

So life goes on as usual in this town, though down in Washington old Rummy has decided not to stay the course. So perhaps Ned Lamont's message did get through, though his candidacy never really took off after his August primary victory. Was it worth all the millions of his personal money that he poured into his campaign? I think Ned would probably say "yes". And he certainly generated some excitement around here for a while. Even though it's business as usual, on the surface at least, things have changed in a subtle way, and perhaps those winds of change didn't totally bypass Greenwich after all.

3 Comments:

Blogger John R. Roberson said...

It wasn't my money, or at least not much of it, but I vote that the money Ned and others spent on change was well worth it. We owe him a vote of thanks. This election season has taught us a lot abouot who is respresenting us in the halls of power, and shown we neeed to keep a much closer watch on them.

November 09, 2006 10:09 AM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

I agree, John.

Take a look at saramerica's blog for today, which also gives credit to Ned Lamont for helping to bring about change.

November 09, 2006 1:30 PM  
Blogger saraclaradara said...

I was just about to give my "Ned was the spark that lit the anti-war flame that burned up the GOP control of Congress" speil but you beat me to the punch!

BTW, I owe you an e-mail when I get back chez moi. In the meantime, all I can say is..."Women! Sometimes they're as messed up as Men!" :>)

Meanwhile, my talk to 80 middle school students was Fab - pics soon to be posted over at saraclaradaraville. Tonight it's a family night pizza party. But this afternoon I got to spend 4 (count 'em, 4!!!) hours lounging by the pool in the nice, dry 85 degree Arizona sunshine. Just the ticket for the post-election blues.

November 09, 2006 7:48 PM  

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