Yesterday was Fat Tuesday – a day of indulgence in anticipation of a season of self-imposed, penitential deprivation through the season of Lent. Lent lasts for forty days, and ends Easter Sunday.
Yesterday was also Super Tuesday – a day of national torture in anticipation of a season of carping, posturing, lying and false-promising through the real election season. This season lasts for ever and ends in a national day of ambivilence (the Wednesday following the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November).
These days don’t often fall on the same date. Yesterday was just special.