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I'm driving to work, here in Las Vegas. The traffic is bad, mostly on account of the sun, which has has just risen, nearly blinding me and my fellow road warriors. Between my sunglasses and squinting, I can barely make out the road, but I've been down it before, I know where I'm going.

I've got the radio turned on. President McCain is about to give his first press conference after his inauguration earlier in the week. They're saying he's planning on talking about his legislative initiative for the first hundred days, but that's okay.

I mentioned I'm driving; it's expensive. Gas prices are now over five bucks a gallon and going higher. McCain in his inauguration announced a bold new initiative to lower gas prices -- building a long-term base in Iraq, near the border with Iran. He's also fast-tracking his offshore drilling plan.

The press conference comes on. The first question is about reports that one of the liberal members of the Supreme Court is in poor health and is about to retire. McCain wishes the justice well, and promises to meek a replacement that is in keeping with the constitutional traditions of the country.

I figure he means someone to the right of Roberts and Alito. Something like that.

But that's okay.

I didn't want McCain to win. In fact, I voted for Obama. But I didn't lift a finger to help Obama because he voted for something that I disagreed with him on. Maybe in part because of my apathy, John McCain won the November election.

But that's okay -- because I sure showed Barack Obama.

And now he's the one paying the price.

Anyway, back to the road. I can see it a little more clearly now, the sun is a little higher in the sky. I sure do hope that the traffic begins to move. It's expensive sitting here on the beltway, doing nothing.

Originally posted to JedReport on Fri Jun 27, 2008 at 11:06 AM PDT.

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