Today is the midterm elections. The front-page headline on the New York Times: "GOP Confident on Election's Eve, With Voters Sour." They wanted it to read"Voters Who Write For The New York Times" but they ran out of space.
I live in Minnesota where Al Franken is up for re-election to the US Senate. He will likely win. Six more years of probing questions like "Did you watch 'Perry Mason' when you were a child, Ms. Supreme Court Candidate?" Yeah. Minnesotans can be proud.
Then there's our governors race. The incumbent, Gov. Dayton, is famous for approving a gazillion-dollar "light rail" system that so far at least 12 people have used. Oh, and this morning one of their trains rammed a police car. Again, Minnesotans can be proud.
I love Election Day. I love going to the polling place and seeing people I only see every two years, meeting their new dogs and spouses/significant others. I love the idea that some of these people might actually know what they are doing. That's probably optimistic, but I like to look on the positive side.
Which is what I'll be doing tonight, with my fingers crossed and a Memorare on my lips, as I watch the returns come in. God bless America, and God help us all.