18 Days

It was just eighteen days ago that peaceful protesters descended on Tahrir Square in Cairo.  With the announcement that former President Mubarack stepping down, the protesters have turned to celebrants.

In days to come we’ll see what shakes out in the Egyptian government.  We’ll see studies of how this story unfolded.  We’ll see if there are further ramifications in the Middle East.

But today, we saw history in the making.



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15 responses to “18 Days

  1. dog's eye view

    I just hope that Mubarak doesn’t depart with all $70 billion or whatever he is presumed to control.

    That’s a lot of money that could be spent better on Egyptian citizens.

    Thinking we have just seen the end of the first act of a long play?

    But delighted to see that the protestors made their case successfully.

    • dnd

      Seeing those hundreds of thousands in Tahrir Square it begs the question: where are the porta-potties? Now that they’re free doesn’t mean they don’t have to pee.

  2. Dooty

    So, with Kyl set to retire in 2012, does that open the door to that jackass that challenged McGrumpypants in the primary? It never ends, does it?

  3. TempeBev

    For those of you who don’t now, Sen Jon Kyl is not going to run in 2012. A plethora of possible candidates from the Phx mayor, Janet Nap. the current US Reps, and who knows who else is circling the fire pit like moths. If Gabby could run, she we win hands down.

  4. dog's eye view

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Bev: was so glad to see Kyl retiring.

    Here’s a NYTimes article on Gabby Giffords’ recovery in progress. She’s hitting her milestones early now. But it may be months before anyone knows whether she can participate in the usual senatorial election.


    Which is frustrating, because she can likely argue a point more credibly TODAY than James Inhoffe or other troglodyte senators/candidates. (Yeah, like logic and facts matter in some electoral contests.)

    I’d love to see a Senator Gabrielle Giffords, or VP or President Giffords. And if not 2012, McCain’s seat is up in 2016.

    Whichever way this goes, think she will be a phenomenal supporter of care for traumatic brain injury.

    • dnd

      Save the tape Brian. If Giffords has a complete recovery, she’s a shoo-in for the Senate. She’s a moderate, well liked and a victim who’s working to overcome the results of the nut-bag contingent. President Giffords in 2016. You heard it here first.

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