But I have to ask you, between the incessant winking and smirking, what was McCain really saying with his face? I was so distracted by the winking that I didn't notice if he was sticking his tongue out like a lizard. There must be a psychologist out there that can explain these facial tics.
The guys at FiveThirtyEight.com, which I've been frequenting more and more lately (even though some of the statistics are way over my head), had some fun live blogging, btw. And I like Andrew Sullivan's too.
My little tangent for tonight was inspired by McCain's blinking, and then realizing that his running mate is fond of a'winkin'.
It reminded me of one of my favorite nursery rhymes. Do you remember "Wynken, Blynken and Nod?" (I bet my little dutchbaby does!)
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe---
Sailed on a river of crystal light,
Into a sea of dew.
"Where are you going, and what do you wish?"
The old moon asked the three.
"We have come to fish for the herring fish
That live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we!"
The old moon laughed and sang a song,
As they rocked in the wooden shoe,
And the wind that sped them all night long
Ruffled the waves of dew.
The little stars were the herring fish
That lived in that beautiful sea---
"Now cast your nets wherever you wish---
Never afeard are we";
So cried the stars to the fishermen three:
All night long their nets they threw
To the stars in the twinkling foam---
Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe,
Bringing the fishermen home;
'T was all so pretty a sail it seemed
As if it could not be,
And some folks thought 't was a dream they 'd dreamed
Of sailing that beautiful sea---
But I shall name you the fishermen three:
Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
And Nod is a little head,
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
Is a wee one's trundle-bed.
So shut your eyes while mother sings
Of wonderful sights that be,
And you shall see the beautiful things
As you rock in the misty sea,
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three:
Time for bed, Blinky. You behaved like someone who didn't get his nap today.