Saturday, November 11, 2006

one of THE best

analysis of part of the connecticut election i have read. well, it's about more than connecticut, but it starts with our fair state

THE LOW POST: The Worst Show on Television
An election night diary


MATT TAIBBBI
When I woke up in my hotel in Pittsburgh the morning after the elections there was a yellow legal pad and a Pittsburgh Pirates novelty pen ($4.95 in the Sheraton gift shop) splayed on the bedspread, the pad containing about nine pages of single-spaced notes. The night before, after coming home from Rick Santorum's concession speech downtown, I'd flopped in bed, popped a sleeping pill and started frantically taking notes from the various cable-news election spectaculars.
There is a lot of garbage and nonsense in these notes (i.e. "10:47 p.m. Chris Matthews' mouth always looks like it just had a cock in it/something about the way he moves his lips/creepy") but on the whole it is a fairly accurate representation of the long arc of depression I followed before finally falling asleep late in the morning:
10:25 p.m. CNN showing Joe Lieberman's victory speech. Lieberman bearing leprechaunish grin, thanking everyone on planet earth. "And I thank," he shouts, "the firefighters of the state of Connecticut!"
Lieberman looks at firefighters in room and smiles, like he really likes firefighters. Then he looks back at the camera triumphantly with a look that says it all -- "Nice try, you fuckers! Get ready for six more years of ME!"
After that Lieberman starts blathering about his "Lieber leaders," drawing more cheers; he does the closed-fist/thumbs-up thing at the word "Lieber." Three years ago in New Hampshire, it was "Liebermaniacs." What's next? "Lieber-holes?" "Lieber peepers?" Worse? And I want to thank all the Lieberfuckers in the audience tonight, without whom this wonderful victory for all our Connecticut citizens would not have been possible... ................


2 comments:

Fuzzy Turtle said...

I can't tell you how depressed I am about this Lieberfiasco. WTF are people thinking?

I feel like I need to move to Montana. And I HATE the cold/flat land/no ocean/the midwest in general. But I feel like the people there GET IT more so than in Connecticut :(

a rose is a rose said...

f t, just think of all of the GOOD things that happened in connecticut and the nation. that's what is getting ME through