Nighttime is the time when many of us ponder. There’s something about the dead of night — the softness of the late-night air, the silence outside our windows — it provides a certain curtain, a quiet place where our thoughts often are not so peaceful.
It’s the time when we wonder — what will happen? What will the upcoming months bring us? We cannot possibly know, of course. None of us have a crystal ball, although how lovely it would be if only we did.
The way things stand now, we have a great chance of keeping both the House and the Senate — especially if the GOP keeps on its steady path of derailment. In the latest Republican denial, Elise Stefanik has said she is not the one who leaked the McCarthy tapes.
Although some people, including this writer, were skeptical, she was the one, this had been a rumor. A spokesperson for Stefanik, Alex deGrasse, has said via email that it is not Elise: “Congresswoman Stefanik was not even in leadership at this time and was not even on these calls,” he wrote. “Nor were any of her staff.”
That is something I had thought of as well. Stefanik’s stepping into Cheney’s position happened quite a bit later than these phone conversations. Therefore, it would be tough to imagine she’d be the culprit.
So who IS? That we do not know. But believe me, the GOP is likely tearing their hair out trying to find out. Nighttime is when many of us ponder, and no doubt we will be pondering this. It is a mystery and one that currently has the GOP in free-fall.
But as many of you try to make sense of it all, in the late still waters of the night, ponder this: The January 6 hearings are coming up. President Biden’s approval numbers are rising. And the Democrats have a chance — a good chance — of winning it all.