Muses For The Last Day Of The Old Era?

Pre-Election Day Twenty O’Eight

While everyone else is focusing on the election tomorrow, Bush and Company are getting a lot of the agenda they tried to pass and failed to do done anyway. The power of the executive office being used better to overthrow the will of the people. They learned well from their predecessor. When Bill Clinton was leaving office he waited till after the election to sign off on a lot of policy that his administration figured they could leave to Al Gore. In doing so they allowed most of those policies to be overturned with the stroke of a pen when George Bush took office. Bush has no reason to show such restraint, which pretty much tells you what he thinks is going to happen tomorrow.

Did we really expect President Bush and coal mining to go quietly?

R. Jeffrey Smith writes: “ is working to enact a wide array of federal regulations, many of which would weaken government rules aimed at protecting consumers and the environment, before President Bush leaves office in January.

“The new rules would be among the most controversial deregulatory steps of the Bush era and could be difficult for his successor to undo. Some would ease or lift constraints on private industry, including power plants, mines and farms.

“Those and other regulations would help clear obstacles to some commercial ocean-fishing activities, ease controls on emissions of pollutants that contribute to global warming, relax drinking-water standards and lift a key restriction on mountaintop coal mining.

Dan Froomkin – Bush and Cheney’s Last Shot –

I guess we really need to hope Obama and Company do find a way to get to 60 tomorrow. They will need it to overturn the final days of a losing administration and it’s misinterpretation of the American will…


This first workday of the return of Standard Time has me looking out the window in confusion. Sunrise having come and gone as I was working my way through my morning routine. It looks like it’ll be another month before I’ll be leaving the house with sunrise again. No more scenes like this one greeting me as I walk out my door….

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