You may have noticed that, since Election Day, TBWA has been rather absent lately… call it euphoria, call it a ‘coming down’, call it what you will, Scott and I have been, for lack of a better word, drained of writing about politics… but we assure you will be back doling out the snark soon… in the mean time we ask that you bear with us… thank you.
- Wow, I think most people forgot about Vice-president Elect Joe Biden…
- A few people might be asking why Sen. Hillary Clinton agreed to be Secretary of State in an Obama Administration, like everyone else, it boils down to her wanting to be a part of the “greatest adventure of our century.” I am still pondering what her nomination means, but at first blush I think it will be a success… stay tuned.
- Speaking of Sen. Clinton, former President Bill Clinton is NOT interested in taking over Hillary’s seat… take that as you will.
- A blue-ribbon panel (the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism) that Congress assembled to gauge the likelihood of a biologic or nuclear attack concluded that terrorists are likely to use a weapon of mass destruction (more likely biological than nuclear) somewhere in the world in the next five years…
- The Senate runoff election in Georgia between Democrat Jim Martin and republican Saxby Chambliss is today... hopefully it will be another pick-up for the Democrats.
- Former President Jimmy Carter has an Op-ed on CNN.com that states the US should lead the world on human rights. (This is one of MANY areas that President-elect Obama needs to smooth over. In the current administration, the US has been the leader in destroying human rights, and rectifying that will take a lot of work…)
- The national governors' meeting is taking place in Philadelphia, PA today, and President-elect Obama is expected to be in attendance to talk about how the economic crisis is affecting the governor’s respective states, who are already asking him for federal money to help them get their states back on track… (They all know that he hasn’t taken office yet, right?)
- And have we mentioned? That the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center is now open? The structure, a $621 million underground center where Capitol tours will start and end, features exhibits, orientation theaters and a restaurant. (Having taken that tour before, this is a good thing. The wait for tours before was not only dull but heavily affected by the weather, and making the center underground, thus un-obtrusive to the Capitol area, is a good thing. Road trip!)