First off, Congrats to David Ralston, Jan Jones, and Ed Lindsey. Well done.
I’m typing this at 30,000 feet above Mississippi on my way to Colorado. There are ski slopes that I have not seen in quite a while, and I intend to get reacquainted with first tracks tomorrow.
It’s been a rough few weeks for me personally, and the Republican party as a whole. The recent political events coincided with crunch time for me at my “real job”. This culminated with me spending the last few days in a virtual bunker with no internets nor cell service. But it’s done, and it’s all good.
Likewise, as one of my friends put it, we were just a clown car short of a three ring circus at the Gold Dome the past couple of weeks. While there’s still some unfinished business with regards to a petition that keeps disappearing (anyone find the clown car yet?), the elections are done, and I’ll call it all good for now.
So it’s time to celebrate. Not so much that one team beat another, but that it’s done. With the end of this act, I challenge everyone to look around at intermission. Notice all those lights and decorations. We’re in the last few nights of Hannukah, and Christmas is staring us down next week. Even for the non-religous, this is a time of appreciating your family, friends, and neighbors. It is a celebration. It is time to celbrate.
With the final holiday of new years, we will again focus our attention on both petty politics and real issues of governance. And when we turn our attention to these issues, I trust we will focus on actions and goals, not people “good” or “bad”.
I still believe Republicans have one chance to get this right. To do so, we’ll need to see concrete action. We must have real reform. Real Change.
But that can wait. For now, I’m thinking about fresh Colorado powder. It’s how I like to celebrate.
Regardless whom you supported, or even if you’re on the Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, or non of the above. Find some time to celebrate the next couple of weeks as well.