CALM BEFORE THE STORM
If you’ve noticed things are a bit quieter than usual on this blog lately, you’re right. It’s the usual everybodys-on-summer-vacation-campaign- season-lull-just-before-the-convention thing…or the calm before the storm, if you will.
Of course, we hope the Democrats have a very pleasant gathering next week out west, and that everything goes off without a hitch. But with all the talk of Denver police threatening demonstrators with arrest and rumors of provocateurs attempting to disrupt the proceedings, things could turn stormy at any moment.
Probably good then, that RFK Jr. will be rested and ready before he rolls into Denver. As some of you may already know, Bobby is presently enjoying his annual August holiday with the family and some much-deserved time off. (Which is why there hasn’t been much news to report here this month, and explains why he’s been MIA from his weekly blog at Huffington Post and the Ring of Fire radio show, in case you’ve been wondering.)
Of course, our wonderful and dedicated volunteer staff also needs some summertime fun, too. So we’ve been making the most of a “slow news month,” recharging our collective battery, and getting all geared up for what promises to be an interesting finale’ to the longest presidential campaign season in history.
Damn, we’ll be glad when it’s finally over.
Hang in there just a few more months, kids…King George II will soon leave the building. Or more likely, flee the USA to seek refuge in some quiet South American country with pristine, tranquil beaches and no extradition treaty.
Unlike Pakistan’s President/General-In-Chief/Dictator Musharraf, who generously agreed to resign today rather than face impeachment. Or an angry mob in the streets.
Hmmm…and to think…if only our Congress had voted years ago in the same swift and decisive manner that Pakistan’s Parliament just did to oust a dictator, we wouldn’t still be lugging this sack o’ woe that just keeps getting heavier every day. The world might stop hating the USA and actually cheer our courage for a change. To roughly paraphrase Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, “does anybody remember courage?“
And in our happiest fantasies of What Might Have Been, Bush and Cheney would be cellmates at Gitmo. As for which one gets to be the “bitch,” we’ll leave that up to your imagination.
On that note, pleasant dreams, America. We’ll see you on the barricades next week in Denver, fired up and ready to roll!