1354 / 50000 words. 3% done!
I still know it’s crazy to do this, as I have no hope of getting it published in any legitimate forum. But the story intrigues me, and I like it when the sisters get to bantering. Who knows how I’ll have the magick work in this one? We’ll find out.
Resistance is futile! When it’s inevitable, relax and enjoy it. Why not just say, “Hooray for Election 2008, no matter how it turns out!”?
I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.
And, frankly, why vote for a *lesser* evil? Bwaa-ha-ha.
But if you wonder whether there’s ever been an election like this one . . . there has. Election ’08!
William Jennings Bryan vs William Howard Taft, in 1908.
Taft had the advantage as Teddy Roosevelt’s hand-picked successor. Bryan suggested that there should be a federal deposit insurance program to protect depositors in banks–what we have now as FDIC insurance up to $100K per account. But Taft said banking was all about reputation, trust, and assurances, and that would impugn the poor little honest bankers just because of a few rotten eggs. However, if they had taken Bryan’s suggestion in 1908, there might have been far fewer suicides in 1929 after the bank failures. I see Bryan as the Hillary Clinton of his generation, as he couldn’t get elected for sche*sse, but people later took all his ideas and represented them as THEIRS and used them. **grin**
I was SO thrilled to hear Bryan’s voice and Taft’s voice this morning (off the original Edison-made cylinder recordings used in theirs, the first mass-media Presidential campaigns) on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED! I did a research project during my AP History year on Taft/Bryan (as well as one on Henry Clay and one on the Lincoln/Douglas debates; why, then, didn’t I get a 5 on that exam? Because the exam asked for dates and exact dates, not for trends and in-depth studies. They cared not that I knew about Taft getting stuck in the White House bathtub. Pfft. I did get a 5 on the AP English exam, however. And a 4 on AP French. So there.) You can read about everything I learned back then and MORE–even hear the candidates from a century ago!–on the NPR website. Go to http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96390250. Fascinating! History repeats itself. Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it. And so forth.