Some random thoughts reflecting on the Obama win last night…
Fred Armisen is a happy man. He’s got (at least) 4 more years to perfect his Obama impression. And Tina Fey is probably happy she can go back to concentrating on 30 Rock and not have to moonlight at her old gig.
Did you notice that when Obama graciously thanked McCain the crowd cheered but when McCain graciously congratulated Obama, his crowd booed? I know that the McCain crowd was disappointed about the results, but if the tide was turned, you know that the Obama crowd would still have cheered and the McCain crowd would still have booed. I think that says something about the faithful followers of the two candidates and their ideologies.
It’s tough for any kids to grow up as “first children”. And it’s tough to be a kid who is a victim of racism. The Obama kids will have to deal with both. I hope the spotlight is kind to them. (And that includes you, Don Imus.)
I’m disappointed in the results of two state questions. First, in California, Prop 8 passed banning gay marriage. I know it’s just a matter of time until it gets reversed but for now, it’s a blow to equal rights. And in Massachusetts Question 3 passed banning dog racing. While well-intentioned, I think banning the industry was a bad move. Rather than ban racing, the laws that protect cruelty to animals should be bolstered and if racers can adhere to those requirements then keep on racing.