Well, October is nearly over. You may not have even noticed, but the October surprise is in. Virtually every news development in this critical final week has been working against the re-election of George W. Bush.
Those voter suppression stories are only one of the more than a half-dozen major stories of the week, all of which call into question the rule or tactics of Bush and friends.
And then there's all those other stories. There's Iraq, of course, where Bush's sins in the past have been noisily unraveling in the news for a while now.
Meanwhile, our own guy, Iraqi puppet prime minister Iyad Allawi, blasted the Americans for incompetence over the execution last weekend of several dozen more Iraqi policemen. Do we sense a trend here?
It's all been bad news for a White House that has been curiously exempt from having to answer for its recklessness for the better part of four years. One after another, the stories remind us that this is an administration that is both ideologically extreme and stunningly incompetent. One after another, they remind us that we can't afford another four years.
But at this point -- less than a week out -- the tea leaves usually start to settle, and what they're pointing to is a Kerry victory. Soon -- with a lot of hard work in the next few days -- a long national nightmare will be over
Bad news for Bush, good news for us, our country, and the rest of the world. Read the article, it'll make you feel a lot better. It's about time.
Don't get complacent. You don't stop punching just because the guy's reeling a little. When the guy's on the ropes, that's the time to pour it on. Stay informed. Read magazines, newspapers, blogs. Raise your voice. It's not only your right, it's your duty.
Vote as many times as they'll let you. Use fake ID's and disguises. The Repubs will.
When Kerry wins, me and Fixer promise not to take all the credit for it. We'll be glad to share.