I fell asleep sometime during the wee hours of the morning. I had been watching the election results, local, state, and national, with great interest and hope. The voters chose the Democrats to control the U.S. House by a wide margin and it also seemed apparent that they, too, were going to have the majority in the U.S. Senate. The Wisconsin voters returned Jim Doyle to Madison and swept the Democrats into control of the State Senate.
This morning I was awakened by the explosion of a terrorist RPG in my bedroom. My face burned with fire. While regaining partial consciousness, I discovered that my 5:00 AM alarm was blaring and my dutiful cat was licking my face as she always does when I don't answer the alarm quickly enough.
After my shower, I noticed that the sun had actually come up and it looked to be a very nice day.
As I went outside, I heard the birds singing and watched as the squirrels scurried about with there usual business. I never knew that vultures has such beautiful singing voices. I also thought that squirrels has bushy tails.
While driving to work, I could see that stop lights worked and traffic was moving normally. Yeah, I know that Florida had possible tornadoes and some California houses were sliding into the Pacific, but life somehow just seemed to move along.
I was very disappointed, but by some means, I got over it.
It's funny. I can't help but think that, even though the Democrats are now leading the House, that by some measure it had still become more conservative.
Congratulations to the winners and good luck. On to 2008!