Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Ten good things about the election

I struggled to think of ten good things about this election.
  1. It's over.
  2. Sarah Palin can move on to bigger and better things.
  3. The Democrats didn't get the seats they needed in the Senate.
  4. The rest of the world is ecstatic (it's a national holiday in Kenya!).
  5. Prop 102 passed in AZ.
  6. Prop 8 looks like it's going to pass in CA.
  7. Now Obama will pay my mortgage and gas (oh yeah, we don't fit in that demographic!).
  8. John McCain's concession speech was genuinely kind.
  9. There is going to be plenty of fodder for talk radio for the next four (hopefully only four) years.
  10. It's over!
It's funny how even the small kids have become polarized by this election. I picked up Lily's friends from tumbling yesterday, and they all were rooting for McCain for various reasons: Obama looks evil, Obama is going to take my money (and I have $75 of my own money!), vote McCain, Obama's a pain! It was hilarious to hear their parents' ideas trickling through their 8-year-old filters.
In all honesty, I truly hope that Obama does some good things for our country. I hope that the next four years are times of good change and economic positivity. Here's hoping.


  1. Wow, I can't believe you're excited that your children are saying these things. 'Obama looks evil'? I can understand not agreeing with his politics (as long as they're actually his politics, not propaganda the Tea Party has fed to you), but how can you stand by as your children display such obvious racism? Your religious and political beliefs are no excuse for allowing that kind of blind hatred to grow in your children.