November 05, 2004
wildcats on fire

So. I'm standing around this morning, waiting for my tea at Ritchie's, and we're talking about these two stories:

Specter: His abortion remark puts panel leadership at risk


Bush to 'spend political capital'

The people made it clear what they wanted," Bush said. "I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and I intend to spend it."

and I was laughing about it saying that 51% of the popular vote doesn't really give you a mandate for anything, especially when 48% of the country hates your guts.

This wildcat in a hardhat comes up behind me and says:

"Obviously the people want him as President and not Kerry"

And I said "my point isn't who won the election, but that 51% of the vote is only a little more than half the people, which means that he doesn't have some great mandate where everybody wants him to do what ever he wants" (or something like that)

Ready for it?

Through clenched teeth and squinty eyes he says to me "There's always Canada, buddy."

Conversation was over there, by the way. He turned his back to me after that.

I can't wait for the next four years.

Posted by illovich at November 05, 2004 09:43 AM