April 28, 2009

Thanks for your vote, suckers

I was just noticing that my computer keyboard at the office has much less cat hair on it (and in it) than my computer keyboard at home.

Which has almost nothing to do with the fact that I just read - thanks to a tweet from your good buddy George Stephanopoulos - that Pennsylvania's Arlen Specter is switching parties, and is now the Senate's newest Democrat. That's great for Democrats: Assuming Norm Coleman ever gives up (seriously, this is still going on?), the Dems will have the all-important fillibuster-proof 60 seats that they need to very efficiently continue their investigations of important issues like steroids in sports. So I'm happy about that.

Still, it does seem somewhat unfair to the Keystone State Republicans who voted for him - personally, party affiliation is one of those little things I'd want to know before casting my ballot. On the other hand, I think those people are the ones who were busy clinging to their guns and religion, so no big loss.

7 comments:

Daddy Geek Boy said...

This is awesome.

bugs said...

nothing wrong with another democrat in the world.

Escalator Groupie said...

Does anyone else find it surprising that our enterprising blogger has chosen not to write about swine flu?

Your escalator operator said...

EG - Not sure about a funny angle to take on the swine flu outbreak, but I'll think more about it in light of this request.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

News resources whip the country into mass hysteria over something that (so far) has less impact than a regular flu outbreak and you can't find a funny angle on it?

CA declared a state of emergency after only 10 cases have sprung up (out of the 90 country-wide)?

I'm jus sayin'.

Your escalator operator said...

DGB - (gulp) Well, yeah, there's that. Which if I write about it now would be kind of like stealing your idea. A classic no-win situation.
Eh, I might do it anyway.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Go for it. I'm not touching that subject. Just attribute it to "great minds."