I begin this post by saying I've been to Iowa, have in-laws in Iowa, and the people I've met there generally seem like a hardworking, decent, Midwestern sort. That said, WTF happened there yesterday???
On a happy note, all the hot air has blown up from the state of Iowa and into Wisconsin, bringing us temperatures in the 30's and 40's this weekend. Coincidence? Let's see if Maine experiences the same warm front next week.
Obama is so cute and young and eager that I imagine if he's elected, he'll meet with Congress and in turn each senator and representative will reach across and pinch his cheeks and pat his head. "Atta boy!" they'll tell him. "Aren't you just adorable." And then? It'll be business as usual while they ignore him. Sort of like when a little kid enters a room full of grown ups. We all sit back for a moment to look and listen, and then we tire quickly and return to our important talk while the kid quiets down with a toy or cookie. That's just the image that keeps floating in my head.
Caucuses and crazy politicians aside, it's a good weekend to be in the Badger State where the snow has covered the fields and Team Testosterone has new sleds. I've got chicken in the crock pot, the toothpaste scraped out of the upstairs sink and all the thank you notes for Christmas written.