Bourbon Cowboy

The adventures of an urbane bar-hopping transplant to New York.

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I'm a storyteller in the New York area who is a regular on NPR's "This American Life" and at shows around the city. Moved to New York in 2006 and am working on selling a memoir of my years as a greeting card writer, and (as a personal, noncommercial obsession) a nonfiction book called "How to Love God Without Being a Jerk." My agent is Adam Chromy at Artists and Artisans. If you came here after hearing about my book on "This American Life" and Googling my name, the "How to Love God" book itself isn't in print yet, and may not even see print in its current form (I'm focusing on humorous memoir), but here's a sample I've posted in case you're curious anyway: Sample How To Love God Introduction, Pt. 1 of 3. Or just look through the archives for September 18, 2007.) The book you should be expecting is the greeting card book, about which more information is pending. Keep checking back!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Okay. As of this writing, the Democrats have the House, and the Senate stands at 49-49 with two seats up for grabs at litigiously small margins. Which means that the balance of power is somewhere between 51-49 and 49-51. Which means that, no mater what happens, the single most important senator in the country is now Joe "The Swing-Vote Weasel" Lieberman---Fox News's most favorite alleged Democrat since Zell Miller.


LATER: I agree with commentator Trip. I hadn't thought about it, but of course it's more important to have the headship of committees and such if we have to, and now that we're a more or less solid 51, I'd much rather rely on Joe Lieberman than (shudder!) Dick Cheney, who would have been the tiebreaker in a 50-50 Senate. Whew!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, will this mean more or less evil from the Bushies?

11/08/2006 9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eh, I think you're overstating it. Like Sanders, Lieberman said from the start that if he won, he'd caucus with the Dems. That's really all that's important in terms of giving the Dems the numbers necessary for a majority, which is far more important than his voting conservatively on certain individual issues.

I really don't see him switching sides and becoming a Republican; at this point, he'd lose whatever credibility he has left. Not that the Reps won't promise him the moon if the Dems' lead in Montana and Virginia holds up, of course.

11/08/2006 11:00 AM  
Blogger Tristram Shandy said...

What about Webb, man? He ain’t no commie pinko liberal, that’s fer shur. Just this side of Southern Republican, he is, so I fear for the ties that require breaking in the Senate. Doesn’t bode well for social issues, even if economic insanity gets reigned in slightly.

11/12/2006 8:32 PM  

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