I have to admit this is the first week where it feels a little like the first term last year. Of course, I’m still going to bed at a reasonable hour (more due to illness than work load) but there are many of things due this week including a huge Analytical Marketing Assignment, a paper for Negotiations and trailing on the heals of that another Negotiations Paper.
Those projects combined with an already past due proposal for Time Out and things are clipping along. The cold I picked up last week refused to go away but does seem better today.
All in all, things aren’t going too badly. The marketing paper is coming along with the help of a great team (this year we get to pick our own), negotiations is more just taking the time to write it.
Unlike the autumn of 2005, when I wouldn’t have any idea of the happenings in the world, sadly now-a-days it’s all too obvious. The annual media blitz about bad news is hitting it’s apex as the November elections draw closer.
I’m one of the people who think the Republicans are going to get hammered on Nov 7; my question is I wonder how much better the world will become on Nov 8th when Nancy P is the Speaker of the House? How many news stories discussing how the troops are doing a great job rebuilding schools or feeding kids will be published? Women’s rights on the increase in Afghanistan?
My gut tells me there’s a notable increase in those positive stories (not too many because there’s an important election in 2008 but there will be a few). Am I saying the Republicans are innocent and this is a vast left wing conspiracy?
Oh no, hardly – those bums probably deserve every bit of bad press thrown at them. I have, however, noticed a lack of positive reports about anything that the US has done in Iraq or Afghanistan and frankly having a number of friends in the military I know some good things have happened.
I am merely theorizing on press coverage post election.
I hope I’m wrong. I hope the best candidates win (those who care more about the country than themselves). And, I hope the Iraqis can get a handle on their own security so we can get our boys and girls home.
Bring ’em home, but only when the job is done.