Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Deciding the Next Decider
Deciding the Next Decider (Calvin Trillin, 2008) revisits the entire 2008 presidential race, from the aftermath of the 2006 midterms to Obama's Grant Park acceptance race, in rhyme. It's a quick bit of whimsy--I started it last night as I was settling down for bed and finished it on the bus this morning. But it also made me relive so many moments from the past two years, so much agony and angst and uncertainty along the way to the all-but-novel experience for me of voting for the guy who won!