Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I just spent a week with four friends, all of whom are voting for Barack Obama. I retained my sanity and calm good nature by clinging to my new philosophy: If Obama wins in November and his Presidency is as disastrous as I anticipate, I will at least have the satisfaction of being able to say “I told you so” for the next four years.

(When I asked a select group of correspondents if there was a word for saying “I told you so” - the same sort of word as, say, “hypocrisy” or “irony” or “gloating” - my brother said “The word is life.” Hence the title of this post.)

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