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.