Sunday Thoughts

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I don't have a lot to write about this week. The Sunday shows were devoted to the horse race in Iowa, and it's not interesting to write about, to me.

This Week had an excellent little dramatization of a caucus. I've never been to a caucus before (though I hope to go to the Republican caucus in WA this year, for the experience), but I had most of it figured out, but it was good to see it, to get a better idea.

The one thing I really learned is that this year, a simple toll free number will be used by the caucuses to report the results. This could lead to very quick statewide results, perhaps having complete results by 10 p.m. CST. And I wonder if anyone will try to hack the system.

Note that the results we get are not the final tally. This is the precinct caucus date. What is chosen are the number of delegates that go to their respective county conventions, which meet in March to select delegates to the congressional district conventions, which in April choose delegates to the state convention, which in June chooses delegates to the national convention in July. What we get Monday is merely a rough draft of what Iowa will send to the national convention.

Fox News Sunday had an interesting interview with the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives, the guy who announces the President when he addresses Congress. His friends try to trick him into saying, "Mr. President, the Speaker of the United States!" He wields a +8 Mace of Disruption, for use in case members of Congress come to blows.

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