I heart Dede Scozzafava

I promised to blog from vacation if Bill Owens won NY23; here's my lazy compromise


Joan Walsh
November 5, 2009 12:05AM (UTC)

I semi-promised to blog from vacation if Democrat Bill Owens defeated Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman, the right-wing carpetbagger backed by jobless Sarah Palin, in the NY-23 race. I did that because, um, I didn't think Owens could possibly win. But he did, and now I've got 20 minutes free before my next hike with Sadie, and here's the best I can do: My Twitter stream from last night, as I watched the returns on MSNBC with Anne Lamott and our three dogs.

Soon Salon will have our Twitter streams alongside our blogs; until then, I thought I'd try this blogging short cut. If you hate it, let me know. But don't be too cruel: I'm on vacation! Give a girl a break!

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I just want to say one extra thing: It's got to be great to be Dede Scozzafaza today. She gives me hope that moderate Republicans will either come to their senses and take their party back, or more likely, become Democrats.

Just because I love you all, I'll take five extra minutes and put my Twitter stream in chronological order. Oh, and follow me in real time @joanwalsh.

Couldn't do Hardball tonight because I'm on vacation, but I'll watch election results with...Anne Lamott! Who's jealous? We'll Tweet..

I don't think Anne Lamott does Twitter but...she will tonight!

If you can't tune in, here's what we're going to say: If the GOP sweeps, it's meaningless; if Dems do well, it's realignment, baby!

RT @TonyFratto: I didn't make @marcambinder's election night Twitter list, so I'll tweet Ugly Betty updates/Tweeting Sadie's bowel movements

Eugene Robinson: Lieberman is the Senator from Aetna; nice!

Awww, @maddow wants to talk to lying Dick Armey about "adult discipline;" I'd say adult diapers are more relevant (OK, that was a cheap shot. Sorry. I'm on vacation.)

I promised to Tweet with Anne Lamott, but our dogs are going wild. Plus, nothing good to Tweet about

Anne Lamott and I think @harrislacewell looks beautiful and is super smart on this difficult night with @maddow

@harrislacewell, I know you're right, but NY23 is pretty sweet. Another loss for Sarah Palin. I didn't expect it.about 14 hours ago from web

Annie just left, I didn't succeed in getting her on Twitter, but we both felt like NY23 was the big story tonight. Pollyannas?

Doug Hoffman concedes, and pledges to work with Bill Owens to help the district...once he finds it

Pat Buchanan, on Hardball rerun, keeps insisting Crist will have a problem on gay issues in FL. What is he referring to?

See you Monday -- unless there's really big news, like Sarah Palin quits whatever she's currently doing, again.

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Joan Walsh

Joan Walsh is the author of "What's the Matter With White People: Finding Our Way in the Next America."

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