Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Well, the people wanted a change and a change has been made. The bums have been thrown out. The Democrats have taken back the House of Representatives and the Senate race is currently too close to call with Virginia still undecided (but the Democratic candidate, James Webb, currently leading by less than 7,000 votes). As backlash to all of this wonderful hoopla, something else wonderful has happened, Donald "Rummy" Rumsfeld is stepping down as Secretary of Defense. Of course, Bush, Jr. just wants to replace him with one of Bush, Sr.'s cronies and former CIA chief, Robert Gates. Gates is a little more warm and fuzzy than Rummy, but still a lackey. So I guess we will just have to wait and see if all of this seat-shifting causes some actual change. Let's hope that alternative fuel sources, conservation, ending the war in Iraq, and stem cell research get the attention they deserve now.