You may have noticed that we've had little to say about the ongoing drama of the Coleman-Franken recount proceedings. I can't speak for my fellow Fraters, but the reason for my lack of commentary is not lack of interest in the outcome. It's that trying to follow the in and outs, ups and down, and arcane rules and regulations of the recount process is not only exhausting, at the end of the day it's a fruitless exercise. For the reality is that no matter how much someone claims to know about what's happening and what the end result of all this be, no one really knows who's going to emerge the victor or whether the events of any particular day really matter or not. Therefore my approach on the recount is to try to step back and ignore the daily news as much as possible (not a bad thing to do with the economy either). We'll know who has won when it's over.
Until then, I would prefer to enjoy the coming holidays without worrying too much about politics. The cupboard is well stocked with wine, whisky, and beer (with the fridge currently swelling with Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Rush River Unforgiven Amber, Bell's Christmas Ale, the newly released Leinenkugel's Nut Brown Ale, and a variety of Summit selections). We have food to feast on, sports to watch on television, family to spend time with, and God to thank for it all. Wake me when the recount over.