I have been watching my "Backwards Bush" counter on the side for the last year, waiting, waiting, waiting, for the moment it dropped to less than 100 days. I don't know why that number is significant in my head, but, for some reason, the drop into double digits feels like freedom. It makes me feel like this nightmare really does have a chance of ending.
So the happy thought for today is this:
Three weeks from now the entire Palin family will fade away, out of our collective consciousness, back to Alaska.
Ninety six days from now, the healing for our entire country can begin.