Dreams can be so cruel sometimes. Last night I dreamed that Hilary Clinton won the election with 65% of the vote. It seemed so real but then I woke up and it was a little after 2:00am. I was tempted to grab my phone and check the election results right then but I didn't. I just went back to sleep instead. Then I had another weird dream in which a tiny orphan girl was following me around and after a while I picked her up and she was clinging to me and wouldn't let go. The election dream I can understand but this other... how does my brain manage to make up such stuff? Also, in part of the earlier dream I was looking in my t-shirt drawer for something to wear and I had all these great t-shirts. I have had versions of that dream before and it's always a disappointment to wake up and realize I don't actually own those clothes I dreamed.
Anyway, the election. First thing this morning I Tweeted, "Why wait? Impeach the bastard now!" but then I thought better of it. If they did manage to remove the Donald from office we would be stuck with Mike Pence, who would be more "presidential" but functionally probably actually worse. I still say that everything Donald said during the campaign was just for show and we have no idea what he will actually do in office. An evil part of me is hoping he will surprise his supporters in a bad way by being more liberal than they were expecting. More realistically, I think he's going to be a disaster economically and in foreign policy and a major embarrassment to the country. Oh well, the one bright side: at least Alec Baldwin (and a lot of other comedians) will have job security for the next four years.
Locally, all the State Questions went the way I wanted except for two and those two I was really on the fence about anyway so I'm not terribly disappointed about any of that. I'm not happy about our senators and representatives or pretty much any other elected official in our state but nothing has really changed there, just different names and faces.