Dateline Pensacola: 6:45 a.m. and It’s Still Dark

Background photo: my campaign sign festooned yard. No doubt where the occupants of the humble cottage stand on the issues (and there’s actually a NEW Scott/Carroll entry to the right of my Marco sign).

I’ve already waved goodbye to major dad, who is waiting to back out of the driveway in the pre-dawn darkness, and stopped on my way back in to swap around my precious (because we’ve been OUT of them for WEEKS) Marco sign to the spiffy, non-faded side for the last two weeks of the campaign. Before I can finish, I notice major dad hasn’t moved and there’s truck noise, so I turn around completely to see what the deal is.

It’s a school bus barely idling along, blocking his path. Just then, the driver catches my eye: HONK! HONK! HONK! He gives a BIG ol’ thumbs up at my signs, a HUGE grin and hand-about-to-fall-off-his-arm wave as he rumbles away. Well, dang! Back atcha, buddy! major dad rolls his eyes, waves goodbye and finishes exiting the pattern.

I’ve tried to keep my giddy enthusiasm for the BIG picture under control, KNOWING how easily we could still get skunked and how good they are at dirty pool, especially with these ever increasing SKY HIGH expectations…but…DAYYUM!!!! When the school bus drivers of the world want you to know they’re with you…I sense a disturbance in the Force.

Vote, people.

UPDATE: See? This Politico headline is what I’m talking about:

Republicans put 99 Democrat-held House seats in danger

Lamaze breathing exercises and a healthy dose of “don’t get cocky” are called for.

Right up to where the school bus stops in the front yard…

8 Responses to “Dateline Pensacola: 6:45 a.m. and It’s Still Dark”

  1. Republicans put the dem seats in danger?? Politico is wrong. It was the DEMOCRATS who put their own seats in danger.

  2. Yojimbo says:

    Already done did dat vote thing. Just recovering now from the trauma of the decision making process. Do I want Obamacare and cardcheck? Golly! Decisions, decisons! Do I want hunting and fishing as a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT and not left in the hands of bureaucrats? Do I want a Tea Party candidate or Grijalva as my congressperson? I’m sure you can all understand the high ponder factor that had to go into making these decisions. I feel all tuckered 🙂 Interesting note about Grijalva that should perk everyone up. He is running commercials. I don’t know if this is a first. I don’t think Ruth will win but she is sure putting on the pressure and also forcing Grijalva to spend dollars here that would otherwise go to other races. It’s all good!

    Another good sign. The Tea Party is matching the opposition in the corner sign race this year. Most years the left just floods the whole area with signs. Not this year! It’s all good!

  3. NaCly Dog says:

    There are a lot of conservative bus drivers. Even in liberal Fairfax County, where I live.
    Drivers are operators, using operant conditioning to maintain order. Cause and effect are tightly linked.
    Plus they see daily the unraveling of civil society when cars with Obama sticker run their red lights when loading students.

  4. Dave E. says:

    You missed a spot, THS. 🙂

  5. tree hugging sister says:

    I’m workin’ on it, Dave…

  6. Yojimbo says:

    Mrs. Blandings builds her dream yard, film at eleven.

  7. Gary from Jersey says:

    Hey! We even have a shot at dumping Frank Pallone (D-6 NJ) who’s running around actually bragging that he wrote Obamacare. We’ve had 22 years of this moron and finally see a chance of offing him. YAY!

  8. Julie says:

    They had a story on Marco on SRN News (national news) this morning.

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