Rich Galen

On September 20, I wrote about Sen. Lisa Murkowski's bid to hold onto her seat after she lost the primary to tea party (and Sarah Palin) backed attorney Joe Miller.

I don't know if Murkowski can beat Miller, but I do know that a state which should have been off the boards for the Republicans in 2010 is now in jeopardy because she couldn't take "no" for an answer.

Murkowski mounted a write-in campaign which she won, thus holding onto that seat for the GOP.

I was wrong. Again.

Last Topic

I was reading a review in the Washington Post of the next-to-last Harry Potter movie which opens this afternoon in the U.S.

The writer, Ann Hornaday, used the word, "elegiac:"

With its gray palette and elegiac tone, this penultimate offering is just right for what it is: the beginning of the end."

I didn't recognize elegiac, so I looked it up. Wanna see the definition? This is from the Merriam-Webster Third Unabridged:

Consisting of two dactylic hexameter lines the second of which is often felt to be pentameter and is made up of two hemistichs each containing two dactyls and a long syllable : consisting of two dactylic hexameter lines the second of which has the short elements omitted in the third and sixth feet -- usually used of classical Greek couplets.

What I said …

Have a good weekend.

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at