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November 4th, 2008

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08:26 pm - happy election day
What is there to say? I hope, as many do, for a new era in American politics. But even if the Obama administration is only competent, it is something more: it is a door opened.

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Date:November 5th, 2008 04:36 am (UTC)
This is so...awesome!
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Date:November 5th, 2008 04:49 am (UTC)
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Date:November 5th, 2008 06:44 am (UTC)
One barrier down. Next a woman, then maybe someday...a homosexual. Optimism is rad.
Date:November 6th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
From Dana Stevens at the XX Factor:
"The frisson of awed patriotism you describe is exactly the mood evoked by this Whitman quote, from Leaves of Grass, sent to me the morning of election day by a friend who has a way of finding the perfect poem for every occasion:

If I should need to name, O Western World, your powerfulest scene and show,
'Twould not be you, Niagara - nor you, ye limitless prairies - nor your huge rifts of canyons, Colorado,
Nor you, Yosemite - nor Yellowstone, with all its spasmic geyserloops ascending to the skies, appearing and disappearing,
Nor Oregon's white cones - nor Huron's belt of mighty lakes - nor Mississippi's stream:
This seething hemisphere's humanity, as now, I'd name - the still small voice vibrating - America's choosing day...

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