CHANGE THE MEDS: This provocative post-election headline appeared in SF Gate, the online San Francisco Chronicle: The country is still a disaster. Why is is everyone smiling?
NAMING NAMES: I found this gem in my email from a reader:
"How bad must the GOP feel right about now? It portrayed Obama as a socialist, communist, a Muslim and a friend of terrorists, and a majority of Americans said, 'Y'know, we're OK with that, as long as he's not a Republican.'"
SOUND ADVICE: I hope that when the Bidens met with the Cheneys today, Joe resisted the urge to accept an invitation from Dick to go duck hunting. Dick may be vengeful these days.
RADIO SLAP-HAPPY TALK: Surfing my FM in the car, I happened to hear the Akron-Kent area falsetto-voiced talk-show whiner cheerily dismiss the current economic trainwreck as "mind over matter" and insisted that if the media stopped using the word "recession" consumers would feel much better and start spending money again. So, what do you suggest that we call it? A receding boom?
DIEHARD ECONOMICS: The trickle-nowhere economics theorists are still insisting that the new administration will guarantee a socialist America. Limbaugh, for one, in an early senior moment, has already blamed Obama for the economic crises weeks before he is even seated in the Oval Office. And minor analysts in the print media continue to lament government "intrusion" into our lives on the day that the Wall Street Journal is reporting more than a half-million new jobless claims and General Motors is pleading for government(welfare) help. Hey, diehards, back off. It's time to find out whether compassionate conservatism, the untested Bush model, really works.
AFTERSHOCK: Sarah Palin continues to invoke the name of William Ayers while at the same time saying she would be "honored" to assist Barack Obama in his new administration. That's the consistent thing about Palin. Neither she nor anybody else else ever knows what she is talking about.