What I'd like to see in the last week of the campaign

Dear lord, we beseech thee to grant our prayers so that in the last week of this 2006 campaign season we can witness:

  1. Charlie Crist agree that Jim Davis' attendance record in Congress while he was trying to run and win a Democratic primary campaign isn't relevant.

  • Davis and the St. Pete Times agree that two temporary signs on downtown Tampa buildings touting Crist's campaign — and the brouhaha over the legality or illegality of them — doesn't matter one bit to Florida voters.

  • More funny ads of an animated Phyllis Busansky.

  • Davis no longer using the phrase "stay the course" to describe Crist.

  • Crist no longer staying the course.

  • The end of 15-second political TV ads.

  • Katherine Harris pull even with Bill Nelson so that the daily press will have to start writing about her again. I know this is wrong to wish for. But I miss the wackiness.

  • Both Kim Berfield and Charlie Justice being legally removed from the ballot and a permanent injunction filed against either campaign running more TV ads.

  • Any of the following candidates actually show up at a debate: Jim Norman, Ronda Storms, Gus Bilirakis.

  • Just one more Donald Rumsfeld meltdown.


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