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  • Sunday, November 09, 2008

    How we're dealing with post-election let down

    Don't get me wrong: we're thrilled with the outcome of the Presidential election. Also mostly thrilled with the Congressional and Senate races.

    But we have this post-election let down. No more checking the polls. No more mocking Sarah Palin. No more reading political analysis. I think a lotta people are going through this.

    So, ya' know how we're dealing with this? We're watching re-runs of The West Wing. Woo-hoo!

    And we're reminded how well it was written and acted... and how fun it was to have a progressive, if fictional, administration. It's especially interesting to watch the final season, which pitted a young, inexperienced Latino against an older, moderate Republican. The dialogue and storylines are almost prescient, eerily so. Stuff like the Republican getting hit with a freak disaster that undercuts his credibility late in the campaign. At one point, the Republican campaign talks about hitting the Dem with negative ads. One staffer comments that there are just some [white] people who aren't going to vote for a Latino. Everyone agrees that that's the reality, but it's nothing anyone is going to say, so they instead say that "inexperience" is the problem. (Okay, it was expressed much more artfully by The West Wing writers, but you get the point.)

    Ahh, gotta love The West Wing, soft porn for liberals.

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