Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A few post-election thoughts.

Isn't it great to turn on the TV and watch ads for beer and boner pills again! If we could ban cigarette ads from TV, why not political ads....they are far more toxic!

This is totally tasteless and inappropriate, but I bet if the Daily Show weren't on vacation this week they would have been able to pull it off: I couldn't help thinking yesterday, while watching the Obamas show up at the White House, how hilarious it would be to have had the theme song from "The Jeffersons" playing. "Movin' on up...."

So, it appears that everyone on the McCain team is now bashing Palin. Makes you wonder then, who was it in the campaign who thought it was a good idea to put her on the team. Someone had to be in the room saying "We need this woman to appeal to the base. So what if she doesn't know anything." Are we going to have to wait for the books to come out?

I imagine I am not the only one suffering from news burnout right now. From the conventions until last Tuesday I was reading 3 papers online, plus the WSJ in the bathroom, plus 2 polling sites, plus checking Intrade, and also the Huffington Post and The Daily Beast. Now, the trill is gone, and I'm back to the front page, the sports section and the comics.

And, if you haven't had enough election results, The Economist, the world's greatest magazine, allowed it's readers from around the world to vote, and set up a worldwide electoral college. See the results here.

1 comment:

nigeleccles said...

That sounds like pretty much what I was reading. It is amazing that a finite event can generate so much news coverage.

How are you liking the Daily Beast?