June the Four Twenty O’Eight

Tis a hell of a note when the temperature that greets you upon walking out of the house at 6am feels like 85°. Not a good sign for early June. And so starts my day.

I see this unseasonable warmth has moved all the way to the Blue Ridge Mountains I love. I recall our first vacation there in August of 2004…We left Texas with 100 degree plus temperatures and arrived in Valle Crucis to find mid 80’s. We were in heaven, we hadn’t seen temperatures like that for months. But, my oh my, the folks that live and work there along the Watauga River wern’t happy with those temperatures. They were wilted. What are they thinking this year?

I see Obama has now claimed enough delegates to become the Democratic Presidential nominee. I also see the Senator Clinton still doesn’t see it quite the same way as the rest of America…She evidently plans to hang on for that June surprise she is sure is going to put her in the White House. I suppose if the surprise doesn’t come in June she can hold out till July…or August…or September……Maybe she’ll just wait till February 2009…

I think the following headline says it all…

Dana Milbank – In Defeat, Clinton Graciously Pretends to Win – washingtonpost.com
Clinton congratulated Obama — not for winning the nomination, but for running an “extraordinary race.” She recognized Obama and his supporters “for all they accomplished.”

It was an extraordinary performance by a woman who had been counted out of the race even when she still had a legitimate chance. Now she had been mathematically eliminated — and she spoke as if she had won.

It almost sounds Bushonian…

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