Thursday, November 23, 2006
Last year at this time, you may recall, I offered these holiday wishes:
We have so much to be thankful for this year! First there were the indictments of Karl Rove and Dick Cheney this past summer. Then the Democrats’ massive victories in the House. And now, of course, Speaker Pelosi’s “Clean Government Initiative,” with its three special House investigations—the Waxman Committee, reviewing the Bush Administration’s manipulation of prewar intelligence; the Evans Committee, conducting hearings on Jack Abramoff and his many friends in the GOP; and the Murtha Committee, looking into Halliburton’s overbilling and fraud in Iraq and the Gulf Coast. And that’s just for starters! I’m telling you, it was so smart for the DNC to take my advice on the “Clean Government” thing—it really resonated with voters, especially in the Southwest and California, where we picked up sixteen . . . uh . . . say what?
Oh, right, my mistake. This is next year’s Thanksgiving post. Sorry about jumping the gun, everyone. Never mind! Have a happy turkey day anyway.
OK, so I didn’t hit it exactly in the sweet spot, but you know what? I’m better at this kind of thing than I am at prognosticatin’ foot-ball games. The phrase “Democrats’ massive victories in the House” and that “Speaker Pelosi” bit really jump out at you, don’t they? So. What would you like me to be proleptically thankful for this year? Think about 2007, and then think about 2008 while you’re at it!
And happy Thanksgiving to all, except those of you in other countries where they don’t have a word for “thanksgiving.”