history is made

Here's what's great.

1. The Republicans failed to steal the 2008 election.

Despite all their best efforts of vote suppression, obstruction, purging, and outright theft - despite the lies about socialist, terrorist, Muslim, Osama - the choice preferred by the majority of voters prevailed.

2. An African American man was elected President of the United States.

Wow. Wow wow wow. This was the first time in my life I ever thought, I wish my father was alive to see this. He would have loved it as much as I do.

Here's what's good.

1. A Democrat is in the White House, and a Democrat in the White House is better than a Republican in the White House.

I'm not a Democrat, but I'm not insane, either. I didn't love Bill Clinton, but I liked him a whole lot more than his predecessor or his successor. If I could vote in Canada, I wouldn't have voted for the Liberals, but I'd prefer Stephane Dion over Stephen Harper, hands down.

2. An intelligent, thoughtful, articulate person now represents the United States to the world.

Although I've always maintained Bush was nothing but a figurehead for much more powerful people, he was the sorry face of that country for eight, long, dark years. We're well overdue for a little light.

Here's what I'm still afraid of.

1. Getting to January 20.

When I see the peaceful transfer of power, then I'll exhale.

Congratulations, USians. Well done. Now keep it up!

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