Sunday, February 01, 2009

The RINO in Winter

I snapped this picture a few days ago, and then realized it would make the perfect accompaniment for this post, which I've been meaning to write for a while.

As any of you who still stop by this blog occasionally have certainly noticed, the radio silence of late has been deafening. Part of that stems from political burnout: during the post-election period I joined many others in taking a much-needed break from electoral obsession. That continues, to some degree, but that alone doesn't fully explain why I've stayed quiet. I'm also quite busy with other projects, and I also happen to think that the country is, for the first time since even before I began writing here, on the right track.

President Obama has created an administration of bright, talented managers who are beginning the process of getting the ship of state back on a steady course after a much-too-long detour. And I'm content, for the time being, to let them do that. There will be missteps, almost certainly, and there very well may be times when I decide to chime in and comment on specific issues of the day. I will do so as events warrant, continuing to cry foul when things go awry and, hopefully, to cheer when things go right. But I will not be devoting the same kind of time to those musings than I used to do, simply because there are not enough hours in the day.


At 8:49 PM, Blogger Paul W said...

welcome back. like the photo.

just wanted to thank you for showing Library Thing on your blog, encouraged me to plug my library onto my site.

At 11:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been, and still am, generally encouraged by Obama's selections for cabinet and White House positions. They indicate that he was serious about trying, at least, to be bipartisan and to run a competent administration. It's too bad some of those selections weren't adequately vetted.

We only have one president, and Obama is it. I support him for that reason, even though I didn't vote for him. I just hope he's as fast a learner as his intelligence would indicate, because he has a long way to go.

At 7:43 PM, Blogger Travis Johnson said...

Good evening. I run a blog called the Progressive Republican on which I and several other writers comment on and propose solutions to the lack of intellectual and ethnic diversity in the Republican Party. In the hopes of becoming more of an online central locus for moderate/liberal/progressive Republicans, we have begun reaching out to other like-minded organizations, bloggers and elected officials. We want to help the Party retool for the 21st Century.

Hopefully, that’s where you come in. We’d be honored if, perhaps, once a week you could provide us an original post or allow us to reprint one that you’ve written that week. We will be happy, in return, to link to your site, and highlight you as a featured author on our site.

I hope to hear from you soon!

travis AT progressiverepublican DOT info

At 8:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jeremy,

I check in every now and then to see what you are thinking. Always interesting! Hopefully the post-election burnout is over and we'll be hearing more regularly from you.

Mrs. M

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At 5:07 AM, Anonymous catwoman said...

is it a real rino? it looks like a statue or something like this *?*
i think rinos always look a bit like dinosauriers:)

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At 9:17 AM, Anonymous Rachel said...

great pic, and I also agree about the RINO in winter.

Although I have some difference of opinion over affectiveness of Obama, I do have to give him credit. Under him students who have massive amounts of college debt are given the chance to actually pay it within their means.

Like W, O will have many good ideas, which will not be publically known over the political football games people like to play

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