Saturday, November 15, 2008

Absolutely No Chance

Just a few months ago when I commented on the election I said Barack Obama had absolutely no chance of winning... I just never thought it would happen. And when it did... to quote Norman Lear, ""I'm at a christening. It's my christening as a born again American."" I watched the tears roll down Jesse Jackson's face and I listened as John Lewis remembered those who he wished had lived to see this election and I had a renewed since of pride that I hadn't felt since I was a child. And as I sat in front of the t.v. watching history unfold I felt like the child I once was, sitting in elementary school listening intently as the teacher read from the ethnocentric history books... and like that child I dream that we're always the good guys and that good will always prevail...

Don't miss this by David Remnick here

"The Wild Wordsmith of Wasilla"

"My concern has been the atrocities there in Darfur and the relevance to me with that issue as we spoke about Africa and some of the countries there that were kind of the people succumbing to the dictators and the corruption of some collapsed governments on the continent, the relevance was Alaska’s investment in Darfur with some of our permanent fund dollars."
Alaska's Governor Sarah Palin

Dick Cavett has some thoughts here