I’m enjoying a fine Saturday day on campus working in my university’s library and in my office. I feel delightfully out of touch with the political goings-on, including the Rally to Restore Sanity which seems like theatre/political art designed to promote a particular political vision that is by no means non-ideological or even non-partisan.
Given what has gone on in Congress over the last two years decade, I hope November 2nd is the real rally to restore sanity as friends of fiscal sanity help elect some serious deficit hawks, defeat incumbents like Harry Reid, and provoke great fear among those who survive. And if the Republicans blow it again this time, I hope that these latter-day Mugwumps (yes, I know, the parallel is not exact) out there will then vote against the GOP with the same fervor with which they now excoriate the Democrats!
UPDATE: Yup, the folks at the rally certainly sounded post-partisan and moderate: http://reason.com/blog/2010/10/30/what-we-saw-at-the-rally-to-re (of course, the social scientist in me insists that I note the selection bias here, nonetheless….).