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  • Post Electional

    Like many people I’m having a hard time shifting out of political-obsess mode, but I did manage to get work done yesterday, so that’s progress. Still, I spent a good chunk of time reading this fascinating series at Newsweek that shows us the past year from inside the Obama/Clinton/McCain campaigns by embedded journalists who agreed to hold their observations until the election was completed. It’s insightful like nothing I’ve read in a while and will have you sympathizing with most everyone (well, except maybe Palin), but set aside real time to read it.

    Another interesting development is that Obama’s people have launched Change.gov , a site that invites you to contribute ideas and stories to the future White House. Whether much of it will be read by anyone who can actually pass it on is a mystery, but the attempt to at least appear to include the public in the government is refreshing. Now maybe I can go explain who I am and why President Obama should put me in charge of nerds to help get this country back on track. YES I CAN. ME.

    Comments

    Comment from Leland P
    Time: November 7, 2008, 9:05 am

    The first Obama press conference is today at 2:30pm ET. Maybe he will make the announcement about the new Nerd cabinet position then.

    Comment from kjchen
    Time: November 7, 2008, 9:54 am

    It took days to figure out and ultimately didn’t matter, but you’ll be glad to hear that NC eventually went for Obama as well. Thank goodness for all those Triangle nerds.

    http://www.newsobserver.com/politics/story/1285574.html

    Comment from Matt M.
    Time: November 7, 2008, 10:22 am

    So are crossover events a renewable resource, as some previous administrations seemed to believe?

    Comment from Parker
    Time: November 7, 2008, 10:34 am

    I was glad to hear about NC, if for no other reason that it boosted my credibility among my studio when I assured everyone that North Carolina would be the absolutely last state to decide on that race! Thanks for the link.

    Comment from Parker
    Time: November 7, 2008, 10:40 am

    Oop, my bad- Missouri is still gray. But I think they’re actually red and just trying to fudge the results so they don’t lose their rep as a bellwether state.

    Comment from gettis
    Time: November 7, 2008, 2:12 pm

    Read this all the way to the end:
    http://tinyurl.com/65hgmy
    Amazing and sad…
    -gettis

    Comment from Parker
    Time: November 7, 2008, 3:14 pm

    Wow, that just slammed me by the end.

    Comment from gettis
    Time: November 7, 2008, 5:55 pm

    Yup.

    Comment from randy
    Time: November 10, 2008, 7:42 pm

    Jeff, Jeff, Jeff… so sad.

    You simply must get over your obsession with Sarah Palin. Yes, she is soooo smokin’ HOT, but you will never have her. Alas. Move on with your life, you have a lot to be happy about!

    Besides, you will get to see plenty more of her in about 3 years.

    Comment from randy
    Time: November 10, 2008, 7:44 pm

    “moderation queue”???

    How lame is that?! I feel oppressed.

    Comment from Parker
    Time: November 10, 2008, 7:58 pm

    Yeah, but it keeps out the Anonymous Bums. Now that you’re approved, all of your comments will blast on through, much faster than NC’s voting results!

    Comment from zailo
    Time: November 11, 2008, 7:44 am

    I have lived to see a black President elected. Cool.