The First Draft: Limbo Day

November 5, 2009

It’s the day before the all-important employment report for October. (Expectation is for a 175,000 drop in payrolls and an uptick in the unemployment rate to 9.9 percent, which would be a 26-year high).

BASEBALL/It’s the day after the New York Yankees won the World Series. (Condolences Phillies fans).

It’s the day before the House of Representatives might send healthcare overhaul legislation to the floor for debate with the goal of a Saturday vote. (Have learned never to bet on the timing of legislation on the Hill).

It’s the day after President Barack Obama didn’t comment on the previous night’s elections. (We’re still on POTUS election comment watch).

It’s the day before FRIDAY!!!! (Although some of us are working on the weekend).

It’s the day after both parties spun Tuesday’s election results every which way to suit them. (Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says it was a win, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says it was the sign of a ‘Republican Renaissance’).

As for today, Obama hosts a White House Tribal Nations Conference, meets with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, meets with President Ian Khama of Botswana, meets with representatives of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and meets with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (probably to get a fill on her recent trip to Pakistan and the Middle East).

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Photo credit: Reuters/Ray Stubblebine (New York Yankees players after winning World Series)

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