Election Day has become the new Christmas. No, not just because the day after is a huge letdown. The campaigning has gone on and on for months. Unbelievable amounts have been spent this year on political advertising. I've been afraid to open my mailbox, or turn on the TV, because I know both are just waiting to smother me with more lies and half-truths.
It's over! It's over! It's finally over! We'll try to pretend we're happy — the Giants just won the World Series, after all — but the reality is going to sink in soon enough. Some of yesterday's lackluster candidates will come back as tomorrow's lousy politicians. Once so eager to pander for our votes, now they won't give us the right time of day (that is, until they want to raise money again). They'll spend the next two years kissing up to the lobbyists and special interests they really represent. Can I have a "Bah, Humbug?" Amen.