THE LAST FIVE ...
Closing up shop
It may be time for a change
Entry in the air
Music of the moment
Or ... BE RANDOM!
2000-12-14 - 12:16:10
From far and wide,
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
Well, I won't go to such lengths as to up and move to Canada now.
At least I don't think so. I don't anticipate something so drastic.
But after 36 days -- that is, 36 days longer than we thought we'd have to wait -- we now know who our 43rd President will be.
And we have an idea of who our 44th might be as well.
I haven't hid the fact I voted for Al Gore, and I'll wake up tomorrow with a little apprehension about the future of our country come January 20.
But I do feel just a little better about it now. I'm not sure why.
Maybe I needed 36 days to get used to the idea of George W. as president. Maybe I needed a backwards state like Florida to have somewhere to put all the blame.
I'm not sure why I feel better now about this than I did 36 days ago, when the idea of President George W. worried me. But I do.
It will be intersting to see if the country will come together. Will the Democrats be noble about it and not whine? Will the Republicans not shove the victory in their faces?
Will Tennessee go to Gore in 2004? Hey, that rhymes.
I'm really not sure what to think. Throughout Gore's concession speech, I kept wondering what George W. was thinking. "Hey, I was gonna say that!" "Man, why did he have to use that one? That was MY line!" "He's using some fuzzy speech writing right there." Despite all the crap that went on, we've had eight prosperous years. The economy's good ("It's the economy, stupid"). Hopefully it can continue.
Our schools are improving, but Texas doesn't exactly have the best track record under the current governorship.
We've made strides in environmental protection and cleanup nationwide, and the Lone Star State isn't exactly known for its environmental preservation.
I guess what worries me is history.
So we'll just have to see if Dubya can carve his own niche.
And at the very least, we get to see more of Will Ferrell's great impressions on Saturday Night Live.
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