Saturday, May 24, 2008

Are we there yet?

(This is Mary.)

This phrase came to mind this morning about two issues: the weather, and the Democratic presidential campaign.

First, the weather. The weather in NYC for the past several weeks has been--well, let's just say it bluntly: BAD. It's supposed to be spring, and yes, the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing. But the weather doesn't seem to want to be part of this glorious picture. It's been relatively cold (often staying in the 50s all day), it has rained a lot, it's been windy ... really a pain in the neck if you want to start wearing, let's say, spring-like shoes. The open-toed style doesn't cut it when you have to wade through active puddles.

This morning, however, it appears that we MAY have turned a corner. At 9:45 am it's already 65, with a forecast high of 69. The rest of the long weekend should be in the 70's. And the 10-day forecast shows some scattered T-storms one day, and a little rain (but with much warmer temperatures) a couple of other days.

Can you hear the angels singing, "Hallelujah!"?

The Presidential campaign: I don't dislike Hillary Clinton, and if she had been the nominee, I would have voted for her. But her latest error in judgment where she brought up the assassination of Bobby Kennedy--and then her misguided and miserable failure at apologizing--seems like the faux pas to end faux pas. I think it's time for her to step out of the race and support the nominee.

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