I forced myself to watch the Geena Davis/Donald Sutherland "Commander in Chief" tonight. I expected to hate it, but was simply bored. Martin Sheen's "West Wing" was outrageously liberal, a Clinton-without-Monica idealized leftie White House. But the White House I watched tonight was just dull. The Geena Davis president is alternately a helpless woman surrounded by Cro-Magnon males scheming to destroy her and the all-powerful Sensitive President, doing good for the poor and downtrodden. It is trivial in an ultimate sense. It's the White House equivalent of decaf coffee. Like the lady at my favorite Starbucks calls the decaf, it's a "why bother?"
The Spectacle Blog
And though we're not in that business, it's hard to second guess that call: Kaine's up 52-46 with 91% reporting. That's 96,000 votes to recover. The local CBS affiliate just reported that Kilgore campaign officials are nowhere to be seen at the victory party location.
Kaine by 51 to 47 percent with 56% reporting.
Growing exurb county west of D.C., Fauquier, is for Kilgore by 53-44 with over 80% of precincts reporting, and with 43% turnout. Hopefully Fauquier's representative.
Kilgore's down 53-45 with 36% of precincts reporting, but Arlington County turnout is below 9%.