URLs du Election Day 2008

Thank goodness. It's safe to watch TV again. Why is it that normal ads seem wittier and more honest than political ads?

I promised some Mencken quotes. Here's one:

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
Here's another:
Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right.
Mencken is chicken soup for the souls of cynics and sore losers. (I may be both.)

Over at Cafe Hayek, Don Boudreaux has an long and even more cynical Mencken excerpt. I'd say "enjoy", but that's far from the right word.

Some final political notes:

  • Dixville Notch, NH has gone for Obama 15-6. Don't want to depress you, but this is the first time in forty years the Notch has voted Democrat.

    In other news, New Hampshire is changing its motto to "Live Free or Don't".

  • I didn't vote for John McCain, but he can be a mensch.

  • In fairness, I am compelled to add that he can also be kind of a schmuck.

  • Could you tell me again which party has the heartbeat-away vice-presidential nominee who can't string together two coherent thoughts in a row?
    My sister is smart, runs every one of my campaigns; is beautiful; graduated with honors from college; is homecoming queen. But she’s a … she is what I call a ‘girl-boy’ growing up, you know what I mean?
    Damn. Those hair plugs must have penetrated into his brain.

  • And finally…

    Billy Dee Williams is a massive good sport.

Tomorrow, assuming our hangover is not totally debilitating, we will diligently look for ponies.

Last Modified 2008-11-05 6:01 AM EDT