Standard Time, Etc

For all of you out there except Arizona (and a few other places I cannot recall at this moment) time expands by an hour tonight. Enjoy your sleep-in. Just think, you might make Sunday School this time–even though you do have 4 children under the age of 6 to prepare for the brave new world.

Been thinking about a number of things during the last few days. One of them is the Pelosi story about her desire to be minority leader even though her team lost big in this past election. While I can by no means claim that I understand how she thinks–look, I have trouble understanding my wife–it would appear that if she does indeed desire this post, then she really is unaware that her leadership was to blame for a substantial portion of the upset. If her fellow representatives elect her to this position, then it would seem that they also do not understand the citizens objections to the way business is being done in the House of Representatives. Of course, I understand that she believes the loss was due to not getting out the progressive message well enough. I, on the other hand, believe that the message was very clearly understood by more people in this go-round than it had been in several previous elections.

On a related note, we have President Obama doing his best to say that this election was not about him. I’m sorry, but when one makes statements like “the difference between ’94 and now is they’ve got me” then one sets oneself up for a piece of the blame pie.

I am reminded, with reference to both Obama and Pelosi of the statement that goes like this: “Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan.”