"Hey, this glass isn't even close to half-full."
Pun Salad would like to associate itself with the remarks of Saint
Mary Katherine of Ham: Congratulations to President-Elect Obama.
in this roomful of manure: we now have years to continue our so-far
futile efforts to get the Pun Salad-invented
word "Barackrobatics" (rhetorical efforts to justify one's shifting
positions on a variety of issues) into the Googlable lexicon.
Most saddening loss: Senator
Sununu. He deserved a better electorate.
Most irritating win: Carol
Shea-Porter. Another two years with this toothache of a
For those hoping for Sarah Palin to make a presidential run in 2012:
who was the last losing vice-presidential candidate who went
on to win the presidency? This was a bit of trivia going around our
workplace this morning.
If you don't want to rack your brain today, there's a blog post with the answer. Suffice to say: it's a very rare occurrence, and (hint) the last time was 1920.
If you're feeling despondent, take hope from these words
from Peter Lynch:
Betting against America was a bad bet in the past. It'll be a bad bet in the future.True enough! But I also have to append the standard disclaimer:
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.