Like everyone else with any intelligence, I am really sick of this election. I find our politicians, including the one at the top, somewhat appalling in their unfettered desires to stay in power no matter how low they have to go.
So what is my prediction for the political landscape tomorrow morning. I am guessing that it will be a little like my dinner tonight, reworked leftover Chinese. It definitely will not be a new dish. It would be nice if Washington could be full of things we have not seen in a long time. I wonder what honor, truth, cooperation, humility, and faithful service for the good of all the people looks like in politician. I have forgotten, it has been so long.
The left over Chinese makes sense when you realize that I have been on my own for a few days. I made the mistake of ordering Chinese takeout a couple of days ago. There was either a language problem or the restaurant is used to us doing two orders, because I ended up with two orders of General Tso's Chicken. Normally that wouldn't be a problem. However, their orders are huge, and it takes at least two meals to eat through each order.
Tonight I was facing the fourth Chinese meal after cooking some pork chops last night for a change of pace. The third Chinese meal had been a little unappealing after cooling a few days in the refrigerator. I wasn't looking forward to number four. I have the same feeling about the next two years of this administration.
Then it occurred to be that I just needed to rework the meal a little. I put a little oil in a frying pan, dumped in the cold hard rice, added the chopped remains of a boneless pork chop, and scrambled an egg in the corner of the pan. I wished for an onion and some Soy Sauce, but the grocery fairy was not responding tonight. I mixed it all up just like a friend taught me when I was an undergraduate at Harvard. The result was a much better dinner. It will still be a while before I order Chinese again.
My election forecast is that I am expecting the Republicans to do better than they were predicted to do. After all I think they pulled ever trick in the book including trying to tar someone for fiction they had written.
My guess is that all the talk by the media about how poorly the Republicans are going to do in the elections has inspired many hard core "stay the course" voters to support their "can do no wrong" leaders. Maybe the media just needs to be quiet the next time around.
However, I am counting on there being enough new faces to freshen up the political fried rice, but I'm also expecting to be disappointed at how people let their fears drive their politics. I would far sooner vote for my hopes than my fears. The prospect of a slightly reworked bunch of politicians is more appealing than bringing back all the same bunch of do nothing politicians, but it is still pretty bleak. I suspect we could get them inspired again if we could just reopen investigations into Whitewater.
Tomorrow morning I expect to be embarrassed that the majority of people think that we need to amend our constitution in Virginia to protect marriage.
Just as I will be laying off the Chinese food, it will also be a while before I pay attention to politics. IN fact I will not be ordering any special coverage of politicians on line for far longer than my abstinence from General Tso's Chicken. I am not counting on my taste for politics returning anytime soon even if the mix tomorrow morning is improved somewhat. I can hope for a better government, but I do not want to waste all my hope on Willie Loman pipe dreams.
One worthwhile and reasonable hope is that my wife does not figure out that I vacuumed extraneous rice off of my place mat with the dust buster. I can imagine I would get in trouble for that. There are a few things that you can do and expect that they stay secret. This is often the case, especially when the wife is a little behind on my reading my blogs.
It would be nice it this election had stayed secret, and we could have been spared all the nasty commercials and recorded phone calls.
It would really be great to wake up tomorrow and have a whole lot better government. I guess we can always dream.