I was going to write some soaring praise of the election; how as Americans we can be proud, of both Obama and McCain. (Personally, I think McCain is a class act, and I believe he mostly avoided the 'race' card.)
But after hours of watching teared up pundits, it seems as though the praise is pretty much covered.
Instead, I'm going in the opposite direction. My brother works in Wash. DC, and years ago he pointed out that a President can do very little against an entrenched bureaucracy. That change comes slow and unwieldy.
So while I'm jazzed, I'm also reminding myself to be patient.
I'm relieved that we have a truly smart, competent, articulate, thoughtful man in the White House. But sobered on the day after to remember that he's relatively inexperienced.
Couple of funny things. The Fox Channel (I had to watch them for awhile just to see what their reaction was....) showing the celebrators outside the White House. Now, I saw that as 'dancin' on the grave' but Fox seemed to think it innocent. Then a hand lettered sign was displayed. "Why Wait? Evict Bush Now!" and the commentator seemed actually surprised and flustered by the sentiment.
Methinks Fox hasn't figured out their world has changed.
Secondly, why did Michelle Obama wear a black widow dress? Really, go look at it.
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