Have you noticed just about every website has some kind of looking-back piece about this election. Sure, we’ve been judging candidates since forever! And even two months ago, when Sarah Palin joined the race, seems like, well, a lifetime.
Politico has a round-up of the best lines from the two remaining candidates. ABC has a three-minute video summary of the past 21 months. Slate’s got everything since the final debate — in only two minutes! Seriously, we’re dying to know what happens in the next 48 hours and would like to forget everything before that!
Sarah Palin, too, is looking ahead and not back. She’s got advice for Tina Fey (it has nothing to do with clothes, accents or upswept hair). More Daily Palin: some British townsfolk are so anxious to get rid of Palin that, in a long tradition of exploding effigies of political figures, filled Sarah with fireworks and sent her up in smoke! Alas, the real one is still around, still promising to release medical records but not exactly following through.
Is she hiding an October surprise for November? You know, what ever happened to that October surprise, anyway? Wasn’t Bin Laden supposed to be captured or some video of Barack Obama — or was it John McCain ? – supposed to be released? Wasn’t Joe Biden supposed to make an unrecoverable gaffe?
Or was is this revelation that Obama’s aunt has been living illegally in Boston for a number of years? She’s from Kenya and Obama says he hasn’t had contact with her. Furthermore, he said laws should be obeyed.
A couple of great pieces of news from this election: voter registration is the highest it has been in the U.S. since women got the right to vote. Also, the past eight years are proof positive that Rovian politics — hyperpartisanship that catered to a small but powerful base — worked out pretty shitty for everyone.
Finally, gather round, politics junkies. We need to take a little personal inventory in advance of Wednesday. And Thursday. And that great but scary and empty beyond: the election is coming to a close. Let’s start prepping ourselves for life beyond polls, political attack ads and maybe, just maybe, Sarah Palin.