The irony of writing this column is that it is basically due the Tuesday before it is published. So on Thursday, two days after Halloween, when this "column" runs, I am writing about stuff that happened a good while ago. I figure it is sort of like reading Time magazine - I am the "in-depth" analysis that comes after the fact. So while I would like to write about Halloween, that is not really an option. And while I would like to write about the upcoming election, namely George W.