For the first time in my political memory, the day after an election doesn’t feel like a funeral. We had high hopes, and they were acheieved. We’ll have to wait for Virginia, but just having Speaker Nancy is a step in the right direction. In honor of this auspicious day, please enjoy some poetry from the *Former* Secretary of Defense himself, Donald Rumsfeld. Stolen from Hart Seely,

The Unknown

As we know, 
There are known knowns. 
There are things we know we know. 
We also know 
There are known unknowns. 
That is to say 
We know there are some things 
We do not know. 
But there are also unknown unknowns, 
The ones we don't know 
We don't know. 
- Feb. 12, 2002, Department of Defense news briefing

A Confession

Once in a while, 
I'm standing here, doing something. 
And I think, 
"What in the world am I doing here?" 
It's a big surprise. 
- May 16, 2001 , interview with the New York Times


I think what you'll find, 
I think what you'll find is, 
Whatever it is we do substantively, 
There will be near-perfect clarity 
As to what it is. 

And it will be known, 
And it will be known to the Congress, 
And it will be known to you, 
Probably before we decide it, 
But it will be known. 
- Feb. 28, 2003, Department of Defense briefing

Courtesy of David Rees’ Get Your War On