After a presidential election, there’s always a strange period of lame duckness (lame duckosity?) one one side and of presidential preparations on the other. To fit with the theme of the blog, I’m going to call this period a recurrent arid borderlands in our political landscape.
Of course, The Onion already captures the feeling perfectly:
When informed by Washington Post reporter David Broder that his presidency would continue through early January, Bush stared at him quizzically, sighed, and shuffled silently back into the White House.