October 7, 2016

Arboretum, early October.

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Today.

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5 comments:

ex-madtown girl said...

What beautiful snapshots of tranquillity. I especially appreciate them on a day such as today, when I am genuinely torn on what to do come November. I looked at them and stopped thinking about it for a moment. Additionally, it made me miss living in Madison for a moment, which doesn't happen often. ;). Thank you for your blogging Ann.

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks, ex-madtown girl.

Original Mike said...

Up north was not as nice today. Cold and cloudy.

EDH said...

ex-madtown girl said...
I especially appreciate them on a day such as today, when I am genuinely torn on what to do come November.

Although the media focus belies it now, there's a better opportunity for Trump to judo his gaffe to the positive than for Hillary to deflect negative attention away from her paid speech transcripts.

Trump can have a "come to Jesus moment" to atone for his comments, whereas Hillary can't.

Trump can simultaneously admit his blustering style that spilled over into sex talk with the guys, apologize, and promise to do better in his life -- all without impugning either his honesty or integrity to the voters.

Comments attributed to Hillary during highly compensated Wall Street speeches really offer no redemptive equivalent: she's boxed in by conflicts in honesty and integrity. Hillary's long-proven tragic instinct for poor strategic decsion-making was evident when she told her Wall Street audiences exactly what she thought they wanted to hear.

Not that I think whoever wins the office will have an easy time of it.

Disappointedly, I believe each would probably fail in office because of their own flaws and for trends already baked into history.

For me November has become a paradox of who I wouldn't want to win balanced against who I believe better deserves to reap the inevitable failure in office.

rhhardin said...

It's the time of year when grape vines turn the evergreens they're on yellow.