So, Dad's on the mend. He got the go sign from physical therapy to travel without his walker, and tomorrow morning I take him to the hospital for a follow-up appointment, where, we hope, he'll be taken off of IV antibiotics and given oral, so he can leave the physical therapy ward. For obscure reasons having to do with what is most convenient for the assisted living place, they won't move him until Election Day, but sister Brig is rumored to be headed in from Michigan on Sunday at some hour, and that means that I might get to sleep in a bed for one night before spending all of Tuesday as a poll observer. I am relishing the possibility, but then I also know that it would be foolish to expect that the bureaucrats won't find a way to screw things up.
Today is All Saints Day, so if you're Catholic, don't forget to attend, and if you're not still pray for a Romney victory on Tuesday.
I'm just going to dump my tabs in no particular order.
Bill Clinton is hereabouts in Waukesha this morning, trying to rally support for Obama, now that he is trying with the help of Panetta to dump the Benghazi failure in the laps of the US Military's command. There's been some push-back, including that of relieved AFRICOM commander General Ham, and Ace and many others agree that Obama cannot not know exactly who made or did not make what decisions regarding the embassy and Annex attacks. So far, the administration has tried throwing the State Department and US intelligence under the bus. The strategy doesn't bode well for a second term, should he get one.
The pastor who gave Obama's inauguration benediction has gone back to full-on, unqualified racism, finding after a moment of euphoria that whitey's all going to hell after all.
Not that you don't know it, but a pithy summary of Democrat history that they'd rather bury . . . and have been trying to. Also, a concise recollection of US foreign policy conditions during the Clinton administration, on the success of which Obama is trying to run.
Colorado study says Romney's still going to shellac Obama, then set him on the mantle.
The ADP numbers that the Dems used to claim improvement in employment have been revised downward, to the shock of nobody.
Here in swing state Wisconsin, M&D's phone is ringing off the hook with GOTV messages. I know that PACs mustn't co-ordinate with campaigns as a legal matter (unless they support a Democrat), but it would be nice if there was a way to report across the spectrum when you'd already cast your vote early. It would be nice, for that matter, to be able to hit a number to indicate that at the end of some particular organization's message, for that matter, just so the ringing would stop. By now, a lot of Wisconsinites must believe they have tinnitus.
@jamesfallows It is an enormous scandal, and it is enormously shameful that you don't seem to think so.
— Dan Collins (@vermontaigne) November 1, 2012
Hey, you know who Chris Christie kind of looks like?