Madame Speaker’s in The House!
Only Two Heartbeats Away!
A big shout out to my sisters! I can hardly wait for the next State of the Union address. When the camera focuses on Bush, we’ll finally see a female face replacing one of those fat-jowled, male visages sitting on the dais behind the Prez. Yeah!
My daughter and her girlfriends revel in this turn of events. “Mom,” my daughter tells me, “this means we might have a female president – in MY lifetime!” I won’t dash her hopes – maybe she’s right. Maybe a woman from her generation will become, as she and her friends shout it:
THE MOST POWERFUL PERSON IN THE WORLD.
I am too jaded to think that far ahead. I am just gleeful that we now have a Madame Speaker just two heartbeats away from the Oval Office.
Yes, some of the neocons are worried about Pelosi – since she is, as the media have dubbed her, a “San Francisco liberal Democrat.” Amen, I say to that. Nothing wrong in being a San Francisco liberal Dem. But Pelosi is also a seasoned, practical politician. She has a mission – if the Dems don’t move forward positively, productively, ’08 won’t look so good.
To add to my joy, the American voters took control of the House and the Senate away from the bigoted, hate-filled, lying, hypocritical, and definitely not compassionate Republican neocons. Those neocons gave Republicans in general a bad name; they twisted compassion, and they played their own one against the other in a mad pursuit for power. And power not to help the people, but to merely help themselves. Fuck ‘em, I say. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Here's your hat - now hurry on out of here!
Don’t expect a sharp left turn from this new Congress and Senate. First off, the Dems don’t carry a large majority in the Senate, and second, quite a few of the Dems who kicked ass on the Repubs are CENTRISTS, almost conservatives – not leftists.
But the pendulum is swinging from the extreme right back toward the center. Maybe now we can see a cessation on the war the neocons have waged for the past six years against the people and the environment.
Utopia? Nope. But at least, perhaps, a more even, stable, rational path for our country.
Who’s in the House?
MADAME SPEAKER’S IN THE HOUSE!