Democrats will take control of the house, and most likely the senate. President Bush seems humbled, yet ready to face the new challenges ahead of him. Nancy Pelosi is exptected to become the first woman Speaker of the House. Both sides of the aisles are talking bipartisanship (hope it will last.) And Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is being replaced by Bob Gates.
As a registered independent, I am more than pleased with this outcome. I believe the checks and balances our founding fathers built into our system of government are vital to our democracy. For too long, one party has had a monopoly of the three branches, neutralizing these checks and balances. The pendulum has swung back towards the center. I’m hoping this will usher in, even if only temporary, a new era of cooperative politics.
I went to the polls myself on Tuesday, though not in a hotly contested battle state. So I am technically not part of the reform movement that swept this nation. However, I did vote to reelect The McBaininator (R) for governor. I couldn’t bring myself to vote for that little weenier, Milhouse Vangelides(D). :)
Now that is all said and done, I’m ready to get back to my normal posting scedule of at least one post a day.