Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New Day #313


Okay, that's it, Obama just took Ohio and I'm ready to lose my liberal anxiety. Today's New Thing: I'm first in the nation to call the election and declare Barack Obama the next president of the United States.

There are so many reasons to be relieved, like the nightmare of the past eight years is finally over and the U.S. can once again look the rest of the world in the eye. Chief among them today for me, however, is that I'm home in bed with a cold and unable to do much of anything, let alone something new. Luckily, history got made today, so I'm covered.

Rapper Jay-Z put it best:

"Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King could walk. Martin Luther King walked so Obama could run. Obama ran so we can all fly."

9 comments:

Laurie Junkins said...

Yes! I am happier than I can remember being in a long, long time.

Fran said...

And he thanks "gay and straight", which left tears on my cheeks.

Get better soon, you hear?

Debbi said...

I swear I cried for hours. A good cry, a very good cry.

Feel better.

Mead said...

You didn't weep alone, debbi.

About that cold, Marc, remember the basic tenet of gay therapy: Get over it!

patsypalooza said...

the "gay and straight" left an impression in my house, believe you me. thanks for having the courage to call it early. it wasn't long before we popped the good champagne. congrats to us all.

David said...

Props to Jay-Z, that is a beautiful sentiment.

Greg said...

such a great quote from Jay-Z.

Layne said...

I have been crying tears of joy off and on all day. My Something New is that for the first time in my life, I feel "jubilant."

therese said...

When I checked the news, he was finishing his acceptance speech. I felt such a release - wonder at being part of history - and thrilled a WRITER is in the white house.

Few, if any, presidents published books before our 44th prez and he has TWO!!