Turkey is in the oven. Casseroles in chafing dishes on the sterno. Root veggies boiling for mashing. Eschewed fancy sweet potatoes in marmalade for kid approved baked canned ones with marshmallows on top. Stuffing ready to bake. Nothing left to make but a salad.

Keep me company.

I am in the process of writing a paper for Tim Krebs' Urban Politics Class on the mayoral race. If you have thoughts on that I would LOVE to hear them.

Any culinary disasters at your house today?

I need company!

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Comment by Barelas Babe on November 26, 2009 at 11:45am
Our house is quiet right now as I race to finish grading Moral Philosophy papers on utilitarianism and deontology before I head to my parents' home in Placitas. (And yes, I should be grading right now, not getting distracted by the Fix. B-u-t incentive is a wonderful thing - grade 2, peek at DCF for 2 minutes)

@Uncle Jess - ever since the kids got Grandpa a kitchen torch, we're been entertained by flaming desserts for every holiday. No word yet on what will be fired up today.

@Cara - do you think that public financing played a role? The relatively low turnout? Mayor Marty fatigue? Voter fatigue? Anti-incumbent sentiment in general? Motivated Republicans/conservatives? The economy? (As you can see by my scatter-shot questions, I have no idea...) There was a good NM In Focus segment on this post-election though - have you seen it?
Comment by Cara on November 26, 2009 at 11:50am
Well Uncle Jess, I think that really is the crux of it all...two dems split 60% of the vote, and the republican walked in. I am not a fan on non-partisan elections for this reason. I also think that the republicans played very well on the right wing fears of Albuquerque being a "sanctuary city for violent criminals." I am mystified by the polling data which showed 60% (or so) of the city being reasonably happy with the direction the city was going in and then the same 60% saying they wanted a change. WTF? As Bush would say, "You don't change a horse midstream!" It is an interesting situation.
Comment by Cara on November 26, 2009 at 11:57am
@ Barelas Babe...are you a UNM prof? To answer your questions...yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes...and can you send me the link to that In Focus?
Comment by Oliver on November 26, 2009 at 12:40pm
Part of it was, I think, that people assumed that Marty would win, and so the party apparatus may not have been as focused on the usual bread and butter GOTV work ("get out the vote"), until the last fatal poll came out, by which time it was too late.

Not saying this was the major factor, but I'll bet it played a part.
Comment by Cara on November 26, 2009 at 12:54pm
I bet you are right there!
Comment by Cara on November 27, 2009 at 12:13am
My bird was amazing. Moist, tender...juicy...fantastic.

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