As it is the wife-unit’s birthday today, I took her out to a long overdue movie, some recreational shopping at the second-hand store and then to the dollar mart. And as she’s not the political-talk type [too much yelling], I even spared her the debate on the radio as a birthday perk.
[The Avengers good, 3 bucks at the second-hand movie theater, Hawaiian shirts and some pumps half off at Goodwill, aspirin and some really killer pretzels at Dollar Tree. If you think you’re seeing a pattern here, you are.]
Anywayz, we walk in the door back @ home, and since I’ll confess that frankly this Republican was scared to death that Mitt was blowing it and condemning us to another 4 years of this barackian misery, I first put our dearly-gotten gains away in fridge and cupboard before daring to flick on the low-def fog that is our once-state-of-the-art big screen.
First to Fox News, natch. Hannity seems OK: not a disaster for Romney, then. Some hope for America remains. Then to the acid test, where if there is bad news, it will be neon lights and brassy fanfares—the dreaded MSNBC.
Rachel is interviewing the always-chirpy Rudy Giuliani. Nothing to be learned yet—Rudy is Rudy and professional opinionator Dr. Maddow plays it straighter at moderator than most of her “impartial” colleagues.
Interview over, and then Rachel turns to Chris Matthews. One look at his ashen face tells me all I need to know, then some blahblah, then the first remark of substance is a complaint about what President Obama shoulda woulda coulda said. Mitt has won. Probably bigtime.
Over to a quick sit at the computer, and the early returns from The League comments sections declare Mitt Romney absolute toejam and the absolute loser both now and in November. Then I know for sure that the republic is safe, at least for now. I permit myself a small smile and a much larger sigh of relief. For now.