Friday, January 9, 2009

(Now) Its (Really) Official

Days Until Bush Leaves Office = 11

A joint session of Congress met yesterday to count and certify the votes cast by the electoral college for the 2008 presidential election. No surprise in the result: 365 votes for Barack Obama and Joe Biden, 173 for John McCain and Sarah Palin. The outcome now clears the last requirement for Barack Obama to take the oath of office on January 20.

I wish I could have been in the capitol to witness things yesterday. Not only would it have been uniquely historic to watch the electoral college tally entered in the journals of the House and Senate, but it also would have been great fun to watch Vice President Dick Cheney convene the session pursuant to the pesky Constitution and the laws of the United States. I bet you could almost see him gritting his teeth as he had to do it.

Just eleven more days. Wonderful!

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