for those who are in or around sane

Wednesday, November 8

what happens next?

i love little surprises. i got a text a bit ago from bee saying that donald rumsfeld stepped down and that bush was giving a speech on cnn. intrigued, i ventured into the main lounge area where cnn plays non-stop. i was the only one in the plush green chairs interested in what our prez had to say. that is, until the mail lady strolled by, rolling her cart.

we watched in silence together for a bit, but eventually started chatting about how late we each stayed up with the polls. i went to sleep, happy and oblivious, around 11pm. she stayed up until 3am, pouring over the different news casts. for one, this impressed me. none of my socially savvy friends have admitted to staying up past their normal bedtimes.

then our lovely, reliable mail lady starts in on her own theory: that hastert will also announce his resignation before the end of the year. she hypothesizes that hastert would be a dildo to give up his humongous pension as house speaker (arguably, he already is a dildo, but that's a different blog).so, since he was re-elected yesterday, but the speaker is now pelosi (very cool, on many levels - esp the one where she's 3rd in line for the presidency if anything should happen!), he is out of his elevated position starting 1/1. this means he slides down to normal congressperson pension. if he steps down, he can appoint another nice white repub to take his place in congress.

i thoroughly enjoyed this theory. in fact, i figure, after a bit of research, i'll most likely subscribe to this theory as well. it's the people that surprise you in little pleasant ways that keeps your day up and running. well... for me it is. :o)


Blogger HartyNews said...

Did you hear the other big news..that britney spears filed for divorce from her hubby..heheheh...nov. 7th is a big day! lol ;)

1:31 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on we all expected brit to do that someday, not like it's a shocker.

hmmm, that is an interesting idea. I can't say that I disagree though it would be dildo-ish of someone to step down just because they don't make as much money. I mean, isn't the whole point of serving in congress for the joy of serving your constituants and your country? (I know, I know, it doesn't ever actually happen that way).

This time of year it is interesting to hear people's political beliefs. I think that many of us tread carefully when discussing at work - but I like to hear all the theories even if I don't agree. I like to know the what and why of people's thinking. I am glad your mail lady impressed you!

2:14 PM


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