Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Weekly Update

The news never slows down, and I have some updates on recent blogposts of mine, in no particular order:

  1. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg added a lot of wood to the presidential fire yesterday when he announced his decision to leave the Republican party, which he's been a member of since 2001, and to register instead as an Independent. If Bloomberg isn't running for higher office, then there seems to be no good reason for a popular mayor who is prevented from running for reelection due to term limits to change parties in the middle of his term, unless, of course, he just wants to stick out his tongue and tease his fellow social liberal, fiscal conservative and faux Republican, Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Bloomberg can run for President, but Schwarzenegger can't since he wasn't born in the U.S.)

  2. Fairfax County voted on Tuesday to approve an elevated rail line through Tysons corner, meaning the tunnel idea is (almost) officially nixed.

  3. Making her acting debut, Hillary announced the results of her campaign song vote yesterday in a clever parody of the Sopranos finale. The winner is "You and I" by Canadian singer Celine Deon. (Audience, hold your applause).
  4. Following Hillary's excellent music selection, a majority of voters composed entirely of one person (me) have decided to pick the song "Pleasure is All Mine" by Bjork for when I make my run at public office. Nothing says God Bless America like an Icelandic singer who dresses in swan costumes when she goes to the Academy Awards.
  5. I'm still eating my pasta.