I don't know about you, but even though it's something like -39 with the wind chill factor here in New York and it's only January 16th, which means there's at least 18 or so more weeks till spring, and it's been a fairly shitty winter all over the country...and yesterday a plane crashed into the Hudson (miraculously everyone survived), but still? A plane crash because of a flock of geese? Anyway, despite all the bad news...happily this is the last weekend in eight years that George W. Bush will be residing in the White House and the ever unpleasant Dick Cheney is packing up at the VP's mansion... and I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER. Right now I would do a cartwheel if I could.
I was thinking, as I was reading a transcript of Hillary's confirmation hearing, what a pleasure it was to read her responses, which were actually complete sentences. (Granted, my grammar isn't quite what it should be, but I am not running for office, so who cares?) I may not agree with everything she says, but at least she's articulate and knows what she's talking about. How refreshing.
I know that President Elect Obama will be undertaking a tremendously difficult job and that none of us can expect miracles. But at least we have someone in the White House who won't say "misunderestimate" or seriously distort the truth about pretty much everything.
Tuesday night I may get dressed up and drink a large glass of champagne. It's been a long eight years.