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Friday, November 07, 2008

2008 Elections: How Many Voted?

How interesting. According to infoplease, nearly 62 per cent of the electorate turned out to vote on Tuesday.

And a very good job they did. Thank you, people. For our new President. Who has proved that the grass will not grow up under his feet, as he (tired as he must be after that grueling 2-year-long effort) starts work on the enormous task that awaits him.

He's already been attending daily security briefings. He's begun the task of picking his Cabinet, carefully vetting each and every pick. He's spoken with various foreign leaders to begin the arduous task of rebuilding America's image abroad and to lay the groundwork for a consensus on an end to nuclear proliferation. Today, he's giving a press conference. He's in the midst of a conference with a broad and representative range of economic advisers even as we speak.

No brush-trimming lengthy vacations for our new President! He started work on this job almost immediately after the old job ended!

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At 2:30 PM, Blogger BadTux said...

One thing that impressed me about Obama during his campaign was that he was his own boss. There were no shadowy consiglieres whispering in his ear telling him what to do. He listened to everybody, then he made his decision -- and it was his decision, nobody else's.

That's how Bill Clinton operated too. I detested Clinton's policies in many ways, but even then I had to admit he governed smart, even if he was far more conservative than I liked. Obama looks like he's off to a good start on that governing smart thing too.

- Badtux the Politics Penguin

At 5:34 PM, Blogger sgtg said...

Larry Summers for treasury secretary? Ugh.

At 7:57 AM, Blogger zoe said...

I am still pinching myself.


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