Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Evening After...

Well, last night proved thoroughly enjoyable and pleasingly successful. Election nights are always fun; there's nothing quite like diving around the Internet or other reference sources for latest results, past voting information and such like. It's even more pleasing when odious cowboy wannabes like George Allen appear to have been thrown out on their ass.

I can't say I'm a huge fan of the fringes of either party in the States, but I'm delighted to see the Democrats in control of both Houses. Why? Primarily because it will help rein in spending. Neither the President nor Congress wants to rein in spending approved by their own party; yet the US has the fastest-increasing deficit in living memory as a result of the fiscal mismanagement of the Bush administration. That needs to be controlled, fast, and can only be achieved with this administration by a situation that may well lead to legislative gridlock.

I'll post a series of other reflections on the election results over the next few days as the mood takes me.