With the holidays over and work project concluded, I get a chance to return to the blogosphere. My apologies for not getting replies approved quickly…on the other hand, I discovered that a recent and particularly fervent advocate for a candidate posted on this blog from the same IP address using different pseudonyms, and as this violates my posted rules said pseudonyms, IP addresses, and other IP addresses used by this pseudonym are now on the beach.
Random thoughts-political and otherwise-from the holidays…
1. Have yet to find a local store bought turkey that is better than the Shady Grove brand…even the vaunted Wegman’s store brand fell short this year.
2. Setting aside how strong a candidate Dave Marsden will/won’t be, is there anyone else who wonders why the Democrats were not better positioned to field a candidate in the Va 37 special election? Shannon was never ahead in the polls after Labor Day. It’s as if the Democratic leadership hoped against hope that the Cooch would lose and they wouldn’t have to address the question of a special election.
3. I am reading The Liberals Moment, an analysis of the McGovern campaign in 1972. It a marvelous historical account and analysis. Moreover, if you read with a view to human behavior, it hold numerous lessons in what drives people in the political arena and can be of value for those gearing up for 2010.
4. Worked my church tree lot yesterday-and I can assure you that really if you don’t need to have a fire going to stay warm, it really isn’t a Christmas tree lot. It is a commercial activity, but it’s not a Christmas Tree lot.
5. How is it that the Democratic bench in the GA is so weak? All but one of the winning GOP statewide candidates in the last ten years had electoral roots in the GA; none of the winning Democratic candidates did.
6. Of course, appeareances are not everyting. By the logic in 5 above, maybe McDonnell 2012 is the answer…I don’t see the current potential GOP candidate to beat Obama in 2012.
7. Wood with irregular sides-as opposed to smooth-catches fire faster and burns better.
8. Tom Davis v. Jim Webb in 2012? Now that would be a barn burner!
9. Hines Ward is an idiot. I can only imagine that when he got back out on the field after being “dinged up” he was cleared to do so by the team physician. Has he missed the general tumult going on in the NFL about concussions?
Well, that’s a start…have a great week!