Thursday, October 28, 2004

COUNTDOWN TO FIASCO?

That's what Jon Stewart is calling his current election coverage.

How bad could it get? Ian Welsh always the optimist at Tilting at Windmills thinks things could get very ugly indeed.

Meanwhile, David Adesnik, perhaps not surprisingly either, reminds us to keep things in perspective.

Given my discipline I'm inclined to take Adesnik's advice and remember that in the long history of American democracy few elections have gone horribly awry. Although, as I said to a friend last night, if you retain thousands of lawyers, or other professionals in preparation for something, aren't you going to be tempted to use them?

Posted by Matthew @ 6:20 PM