Sunday, January 30, 2005
Today's SAEN coverage of the election (and letters to the ed.)-almost all negative. Of course, they had a deadline to meet; maybe they will do better tomorrow.
Best coverage is of course on the blogs, but as far as tv goes, C-SPAN is doing a great job. Right now the Spirit of America guy is being interviewed, and a few minutes ago Christopher Hitchens chewed the MSM a new one-fabulous! C-SPAN has also been showcasing bloggers, and best of all, talking to real Iraqis in Iraq, all of whom are full of joy. Excuse me. I getting all verklempt.
The elections have kicked off here with a bang. Both literally and figuratively. These are some very persistent people who deserve the right to vote. There was a suicide bomber at one polling place who blew up. Before officials could clean up the situation, the people calmly got back in line and continued voting. There are restrictions on driving to reduce the car bomb threats. People are walking in groups of hundreds to go vote. This is definitely going well.