Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Political portent written in the slush at Knickerbocker Place?

Political Portent Written in the Slush?
Coming out of Victor's Coffee in Madison's Knickerbocker Place, that's how I chose to read it, anyhow: a sign pointing toward a leftward turn in American politics in 2008, as the wintery campaign season begins tomorrow with the Iowa caucuses, in a country whose people are sick of war and worried about their economic future.

1 comment:

Dr Bud Diablo said...

While I believe in signs and portents, their ambiguity is a frequent frustration. Crossing the street from the other direction, my heart leaped when I encountered the arrow pointing straight to the right. So this was the year when America would finally give Ron Paul a chance! Then I came upon your post and realized, much to my chagrin, that the orientation of the arrow depends upon the observer's point of view.

Of course, there is profundity lurking somehwere in my realization, but I can't seem to tease it out, so I'll simply wish you a Happy New Year, MadGuy, and yield the floor to others.