On Nov. 23, 2005 I moved to The Hague from Washington, DC. This is my new Dutch life.


House Cleaning

There's no secret to my politics. Since the last two election cycles brought me to tears and depression, I'm elated about the Democratic victory in the U.S. House of Representatives. I almost forgot what it means to win these things anymore. Now, if only Bill could run for prez again...

My only regret is that I voted in Texas, where my family presently lives, instead of Virginia where I lived for 10 years. Usually both states go to Republicans, so I thought it was a zero sum game. I apologize in advance if VA's up-for-grabs seat in the Senate goes to Allen. Since the infamous redistricting in Texas a few years back, I thought it was also important for me to help the Democrats hang on to at least one seat they already have in the house. So, I wasn't a total dumbass, mkay.

Seems the rest of the world feels as giddy as I do, so reports CNN.

Check out this particularly vicious paragraph:
In an extraordinary joint statement, more than 200 Socialist members of the European Parliament hailed the American election results as "the beginning of the end of a six-year nightmare for the world" and gloated that they left the Bush administration "seriously weakened."

Ok as much as I dis on my own president, I feel a bit more than a tinge of defensiveness over the statements of foreigners. It's ok if I piss in my own backyard, but hey man you stay on your side of the fence. It's also a bit tacky for foreign politicians to make public statements regarding the results of an election that isn't theirs. This is especially annoying coming from the puppet parliamentarians of the EU. How 'bout you get a real legislature and butt the hell out?

Nevertheless, victory is so sweet.



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