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Sic Semper Tyrannis

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Obama 23, McCain 6, I mean Pittsburgh 23, Washington 6. That was the score of last night's Monday Night Football game, the final Redskins home game before the election.

For decades, this game was a bellweather. If the home team - the Redskins - won, it meant the incumbent party would re-take the White House. If the visiting team won, the non-incumbent party won.

Thus, if this held true, Obama would be the clear winner. But.

There's always a "but" to this kind of post.

Four years ago, on October 31, the Packers beat the Redskins in Washington, 28-14. Republican hearts skipped beats all across the country while we in Packerland shook our fists and declared near-hysterically: "It's just a superstition! It's just a superstition!"

I'd like to think that it wasn't just the breaking of a streak, it was the beginning of a brand new streak.

And thus ends my attempt at blogging while I'm so completely distracted by nervousness over tonight's results.