Wednesday, March 05, 2008


Friday, Monday and half of yesterday were totally nuts...I had all kinds of work to do. I spent a ton of time in meetings, on the phone and compiling notes and observations into memo format for the big bosses to digest. Complicating this was that I was up really early Saturday morning, and got almost no sleep Saturday night.

The upshot of that? I was exhausted when I got home yesterday. Munchkin and I had cheeseburgers for dinner (yum!) and then I curled up on the sofa to watch TV and she took up a spot at the other end of the same sofa to do her homework. It is one of our idiosyncrasies...we have two couches and a big chair in the living room, but we always sit on the same couch when we are in there.

I think I made it until about 8:30. I definitely remember The Biggest Loser starting, and some early election results...but I fell sound asleep pretty quickly after that. Next thing I knew, I looked at the clock and saw that it was 4:15 am, I had magically acquired my pillow and two blankets; the TV was off, and Munchkin was in her pajamas and sound asleep laying in the opposite direction on the sofa:-). She says she didn't want to wake me up, so she tucked me in, and herself in with cute is she?

The good news is that I am very well-rested today! I didn't catch much election coverage, but it was certainly an eventful evening. And a lot of the analysis seems to be a little bit off the mark. Sure, she had an unquestionably great day, but she still has a hugely uphill battle, and I can't see how she would pull it off without something that would cause a huge outrage in the party...but she is at least alive still.

Of course, he hasn't had to do any real fighting so far, and now that he does, maybe he isn't as glossy as he seems. He did NOT react well yesterday to some relatively moderate criticism, and there will be a lot more of that to come. The story seems to be that her aggressiveness helped this week, which means we will see more of it in the weeks and months to come.

This is all probably good news for McCain. The Democrats are now almost certain to continue to pummel each other until late April, spending massive amounts of time, energy and money. And if Clinton ends up winning a couple more races, this could remain contentious all the way until the convention. It is tough to win in November if you come out of a messy convention. They will also do damage to each other (like her statement yesterday about having experience while he has "a speech he gave in 2002"). McCain will be able to stay above the fray, raise money, and prepare for the fall.

Of course, I have been wrong on a whole lot so I am probably wrong about this, too!

1 comment:

Ys said...

aww sounds like a great way to sleep :)

I'm glad you had a great time away at the weekend too :D