|Read the Manifesto (Ostrich Race, Part 1)|
by Paul Tullis
I managed to avoid the returns by watching a basketball game and then going out to dinner with my mom. In the car on the way home I was flipping through radio stations and heard "Clinton re-elected," and felt a certain sinking feeling. I was glad when he won in '92; I felt I was a part of something new and invigorating. This time, though, I know it's all the same old shit.
I went out and bought a copy of the San Francisco Chroniclefishwrap known here as the "Comical"because the New York Times, which I read daily instead, didn't have the California stuff. What a surprise that I was on the winning side for many local and state propositions! Jails for teens lost and medical marijuana passed. It's nice to agree with people once in a while, like that feeling when a band you love finally tops the charts.
So now what happens? Clinton reprises his "mistakes" of the past by pushing a liberal agenda for the first two years, or goes on along like he's been doing since November '94, co-opting the Republicans' issues? I have no idea; I'm through with predictions; I'm glad it's over. </end>