How's your football team doing?
War Eagle? Go Dawgs?
Ah, October. The best time to be a baseball fan. How about them Braves?
This ain't going anywhere fast, right? Nope is the right answer.
Let's change the sport. Politics?
Now, there is a bloodsport. Shortly after the Braves screwed up my month and Auburn screwed up my fall, I went surfing.
No, we are not ready to surf on the mighty Chattahoochee River just yet, but it's coming, folks. I did it the old-fashion way: I went on the Internet.
Apparently, I wasn't the only guy looking to escape reality this weekend. Guess what I found? A blog called "Peanut Politics."
Here's a quick introduction: "A Rural Blog that provides views and insights from a Conservative Georgia Democrat."
This should be better than the eighth inning of the Braves-Cardinals where the ultimate rural Georgia Democrat, Jimmy Carter, had to take cover at Turner Field before he was hit in the head by a flying beer bottle launched from the upper deck by some angry suburban Georgian.
Anyway, back to "Peanut Politics."
Man, I love peanuts. The last three weekends I have been going to Uptown Market Days on Saturday morning. There is this nice couple selling boiled peanuts -- and they are great.
Just a touch of Cajun spice. The only drawback? I don't think these are south Georgia peanuts. I don't even think they are imported from south Alabama. The guy said something about Virginia jumbos.
Where were we? Peanuts?
Oh, Peanut Politics?
A rural blogger. Well, here is his take on the world: "If President Obama is re-elected, what will it mean for Congressman Sanford Bishop, who let's not forget was the co-chair for Obama's Campaign here in Georgia back in 2008?"
OK, I'll bite.
"Bishop is heavily favored to defeat John House, Republican out of Muscogee County in the newly redrawn 2nd Congressional district which now includes the majority of Bibb County."
Agreed. The new district leans more heavily Democratic. The theory is the president owes Bishop for his votes on health care and the stimulus.
" Bishop should be in line to become the next Secretary of Agriculture during a Obama second term. PERIOD! If not Secretary of Agriculture, then U.S. Ambassador to Cuba would be another option for President Obama."
Now, that would be interesting.
It is nothing more than blogger speculation. But
If it does happen, the game changes. You would have a likely Democratic congressional seat up for grabs. Would Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, two years into her first term, be interested in the seat?
"No," she said Monday. "I plan on being mayor for eight years."
I guess that ends that speculation.
Chuck Williams, senior editor for content, firstname.lastname@example.org.