Perhaps a Not So Futile Election …

Well, it looks like I was happily wrong about the election. I remain skeptical that anything is going to change in any substantial way, but I’m heartened by the fact that people did finally opt to send a message to our fearless, peerless leaders. So, we shall see …

Speaking of fearless, peerless leaders, didn’t Dubya just give Rummy a boost of confidence just a week or so ago? I’m too lazy to look it up right now – I’ve been dinking around with editing photos and my flickr account all night, and now it’s closing in on bed time. But I’m happy that Rumsfeld is gone and Gates is in, but like the change of hands in Congress, I’m skeptical that anything will be different. And I just really don’t understand why we have yet another secretary of defense with NO military experience. Yes, Robert Gates has a lot of intelligence experience, which will serve him well, no doubt. But isn’t it just simple logic that you want someone leading the military who has military leadership experience?

This seems like hiring Mario Andretti to be your chief mechanic. Yes, he’s one of the best drivers in the history of auto racing, and he surely knows a lot about how cars run. But I’d rather hire someone who has a ton of experience being a mechanic. … But then, this is politics, and politics and logic are mutually exclusive of one another.