Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I guess this means I’m not getting a pony, either…

MSNBC has called the Saxby Shameless…er, Chambliss-Jim Martin runoff race in favor of the odious incumbent Senator. I’m disappointed, to be sure…but I’ll try not to display the same bitterness as some of my blogging colleagues did when the Presidential campaign came to a close.

I will say this, though—if a candidate could get elected simply by the volume of robocalls their party set in motion this past weekend, Martin would have won in a walk. Over the past few days, I heard from former Senator Max Cleland (you remember, the one defeated by the dirtbag Chambliss in the first place), former President Bill Clinton, President-elect Barack Obama and even the candidate himself (though I should point out that I got this call about an hour after I’d been to the polls).

The only Republican I heard from was Michael Reagan, and when I told this to my father—making small talk—he commented: “Gosh, I didn’t he think his political leanings went that way. I’m a little disappointed.” It was then that I had to explain that he was thinking about the late president’s other son, Ron, Jr., and that Michael was the cranky right-wing talk-show host. We then got onto the subject as to whether Ron, Jr. was Reagan’s son by Jane Wyman or Nancy Davis—I was pretty sure Ron was “Dutch” and Nancy’s son, and Dad allowed that that sounded about right. (Oh, the hours just fly by sometimes…)

So let’s close this chapter and move on to pastures anew. In the immortal words of the late Mo Udall: “The voters have spoken…the bastards…”

*In related news, this is the 500th post since Thrilling Days of Yesteryear moved to Blogspot in October of 2007. Dunkin' Donuts are on me!

4 comments:

Erica said...

Two things: I hate your politics so much, but I so enjoy the way you write about it...a bit of a left-handed compliment there. I mean it with all due friendship and camaraderie. Other thing: The pic on your sidebar...PRICELESS! Buster Keaton, Laurel & Hardy...whatta gem, that!

Brent McKee said...

Michael was the adopted son of Ron and Jane. Make of that what you will.

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

Two things: I hate your politics so much, but I so enjoy the way you write about it...a bit of a left-handed compliment there. I mean it with all due friendship and camaraderie.

Never even considered taking it any other way. Thanks so much, it's one of the truly nicest compliments I've ever received.

The pic on your sidebar...PRICELESS! Buster Keaton, Laurel & Hardy...whatta gem, that!

Well, I'd be remiss if I didn't acknowledged that I "liberated" the photo from Jim McElwee's Greenbriar Picture Shows, one of my favorite movie blogs. It's a picture that fills me with a great deal of melancholy--my favorite movie comedy team at the pinnacle of their successful careers and my favorite solo movie comedian at his nadir (wrestling with his personal demons and drink, as it were). Fortunately, Keaton was able to rebound in later life...a happy ending with which I'm most pleased.

Sam said...

I don't EVEN want to talk about it.

I hope he gets filibustered.