Candidates running in both parties did anything and everything, I mean evrything, to get attention for themselves, and to get voters marching to the polls.
When all was said and done, one candidate was left standing. There was nothing sketchy about this victory. The outcome led to dancing in the streets, the grocery stores and aquariums. It seems this new head of state has it all under control. He virtually walks on water!
And the inauguration promises to be a blockbuster. Oh, therell be hot music and lavish balls open to all.
Anyway, the Cubs didnt win the world series again, but 2008 was an Olympic year. Athletes from around the world gathered to compete in astounding feats of sport. Remember those historic performances at the pool?
Field hockey adopted some new rules to grab notice, and other events are trying to do the same. There could soon be medals for skating (under cars)...and sprinting (after cheese). How about just for making your bed? I bet I still couldnt get my kids to do it.
In the fall, the economic downturn hit everybody hard.
Civic orchestras sold their brass instruments and made music with whatever was handy.
Many lost their homes and had to move in with relatives, while Washington bureaucrats were (ahem) Yakking away, the Dow Jones fell like a 300 pound pumpkin.
Congress finally voted on a financial life raft after weeks of spinning their wheels, but the big three automakers made headlines by taking private flights to Washington.
Thats the news roundup of 2008.
If the economy doesnt get too out of control or if your boss starts paying you with these, maybe you can start the new year with a long cruise.
Either way, make sure to get plenty of rest, exercise and love.