Friday, November 21, 2008

Dear Janet, Please Don't Leave

So our Governor, Janet Napolitano, looks to be Obama's nominee for Homeland Security. While she's a great choice, as an Arizona Democrat I want to say "Don't leave us, Janet. We need you!" Let the "homeland" find someone else to deal with its insecurities. Napolitano has been a great governor here, especially considering the republican dominated legislature, and was the leading candidate to rid us of St. Sleazy McCain in the senate in 2010 (sad side commentary that the 2010 campaign is already underway.) Given that here in Arizona most of our recent Governors leave early due to indictment (Evan Meachem, Fife Symington), we're not used to sacrificing one for the good of the nation.
Should Napolitano end up head of DHS, the republican secretary of state, Jan Brewer, will fill the remainder of the term. And St. Sleazy will most likely get re-elected to the Senate due to name recognition alone, as it's unlikely that Napolitano would leave the cabinet in such a short time.
I know Obama has spoken of sacrifice for the good of the nation, but, damn, did he have to take my Governor as part of it?

Friday's Boobie

is of a particularly handsome specimen performing his ritual courtship dance. Kinda looks as goofy as I do on the dance floor....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Quick Notes

Lacking internet at home, I'm doing a quick post from the library (a wonderful communistic institution.) Without my comments, the political world has managed to carry on in the great function of almost governing, and for that I'm grateful.
I haven't been able to post any lengthy screeds on the defeat of Ted Stevens or the rehabilitation of Joe Lieberman or what Hillary Clinton might mean as Sec. of State, and that frustrates me. But all these have moved along without my blogging of them, so I guess my opinion really isn't all that important. I do still wish that I had more opportunity to express it, as my whole reason for starting this blog was to give me a forum to express MY opinion, which is of course quite wise and well reasoned in comparison with the opinions I hear from others. Just ask me.
All of this is a way of apologizing for the lack of posts. Reality has been rather uncooperative lately.
Damn reality.