The First Tuesday Following the First Monday in November

I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed watching a concession speech quite as much as I enjoyed Elizabeth Dole’s. She was obviously quite bitter, and I’m not sure if she was more pissed off at Kay Hagan or at whichever of her staffers suggested the “Godless Americans” campaign that backfired so completely.

And as I post, CNN and NBC have just called the election for Barack Obama.

It’s pretty historic, all in all. We have our first African American President, North Carolina has its first female governor, and one woman defeated another woman in our Senate race.

But whither California?

Either way, I’m going to bed now.

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The First Tuesday Following the First Monday in November — 2 Comments

  1. I was driving in Lemon Grove the yesterday and screamed at an 8 year old girl and her mother on the street corner holding a “Yes on 8” sign. I felt so good about it but also so sickened that I was telling an 8 year old child that she and her mother were bigoted jackasses. Tonight is bittersweet indeed.

  2. For the first time in a long time I am proud to be American. North Carolina showed that there is a lot more sanity there than many people give it credit for having. California is proving that it is still a tossed salad of fruits and nuts in the best and worst possible way.