Jan 22

Chimpy and Darth have left the building!

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I think a lot of… I was going to say Americans, but it’s really international – a lot of people used to see the USA as a city on a hill, the beacon of freedom & opportunity etc. etc.  But in some ways, we became the evil empire.  Sure, before Chimpy and Darth (Bush & Cheney), some spittle-spraying fanatic always hated us.  But now, even many Americans aren’t proud of what the country has done in thier names, and the unprecedented ineptitude and corruption of the government is apparent to anyone with the intelligence to use a stick.

Chimpy and Darth have left the building, and finally we have a leader instead of a decider.  If Obama can effect events as well as he can talk, perhaps we will now have not adequate but enlightened government. 

Time will tell, but as my sister said before the election: “Of course he can bring change; he isn’t even president yet, and people are already feeling differently.”  If nothing else, this election has changed me – I now have hope for the country again, and a real pride.  Not the giant-flag-in-the-back-of-my-pickup-truck kind, but the kind I felt when I graduated from college, or completed my first kitchen remodeling project.

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  1. Niffer January 22nd, 2009 3:42 PM

    Well said. I feel the same way exactly. I loved what your sister said too. I’m excited to see where this will take us, and I think many many many people (American or not) are too.

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