“Defeat may serve as well as victory…”

Ah, who am I kidding? I never liked John Kerry as much as Al Gore. My first thought upon waking up to the news on the radio this morning was, “Well, thank G-d I didn’t get attached to John Kerry.”

I do think it’s sad and wrong that in the United States, we don’t have a clearer system of elections, such that hand recounts aren’t necessary, provisional ballots don’t take 11 days to count, courts and lawyers don’t have to be involved. If the results of our elections aren’t clear and fair, we should legislate different election processes, not sue to win. That goes for both sides, Mr. Bush — you shouldn’t have been in office the first time to get re-elected last night.

And who will we put up in 2008? John Edwards, the smiley-man? Hillary, the steely power-maiden? Probably both. And I won’t be so attached to them either.

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