Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Win One, Lose One

My prediction of the election outcome was wrong—it turned out about as the polls predicted. On the other hand, I got my preferred outcome, with the House controlled by one party, the Senate by the other, making it less likely that Congress would do things.

The one negative outcome was the defeat of Dana Rohrabacher. Fifty years ago he was a young libertarian troubador and babe magnet and a friend of mine. I have a verse from one of his songs at the beginning of my first book.

But he's seventy-one, so perhaps due for a rest.

3 Comments:

At 8:31 AM, November 08, 2018, Blogger Perry E. Metzger said...

Dana Rohrabacher didn't seem all that libertarian in recent years anyway.

 
At 5:51 PM, November 11, 2018, Blogger Modern Mugwump said...

Re evil vs. stupid, I've long held that thoughtful partisans on each side are firmly convinced that their own party is the “Stupid” party, while the opposition is the “Evil” party.

(If you think the situation is less symmetrical than that, I submit that this is an indicator of your partisanship.)

 
At 10:15 AM, November 12, 2018, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I grew up in Rohrabacher's district and never liked him. However libertarian he may have been when you knew him, these days he's a shameless partisan hack. He was also a friend of Putin back when most of the GOP was opposed to him.

Never would have pegged him as a poet though. Mind sharing some of his work?

 

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