Wednesday, November 08, 2006

dispatch from the city that never sleeps

When I agreed to give a talk November 8th, I didn't appreciate that it was the day after Election Day. Even then, I didn't appreciate that I would be up in the middle of the night distracted from whatever work I was doing on my talk by hitting refresh every few minutes to see if another 1% of precincts in Montana have reported their results.

I hate thinking that a nontrivial portion of my mood for the next two years is in the hands of a few thousand strangers in Montana. Nothing against Montana; indeed, I'm quite adoring of Montana right now. I do wish they were faster vote-counters.

Wasn't there a city in Montana that a San Francisco radio station convinced/paid to change its name to Joe as a tribute to quarterback Joe Montana? I wonder how Joe, Montana voted.


Gwen said...

Yeah, I have lectures to give and two phone interviews today, but it's very hard to concentrate on these seemingly trivial matters.

Also, I keep wanting to do a little dance to celebrate Rick Santorum losing.

Anonymous said...

Man-on-Dog Santorum lost.

Abramoff-Boy Burns lost.

Macacawitz Allen lost.

No Talent lost.

DeWhine lost.

Weak Linc Chafey lost.

We took back both the House and the Senate.


Anonymous said...

The contest in Montana was "called" for the Democrats during your talk. Correlation or causality?

Anonymous said...

And RUMSFELD RESIGNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sober up. The war's still on.
Winning one is not the same as winning another.