Well. It’s not the historic moment I had my heart set on, but it’s still pretty damn cool. And how often do you get to see Oprah crying on TV? Oh wait… I mean, how often do you get to see Jesse Jackson crying on TV?
Other good news:
- Sanity prevailed in South Dakota and Colorado, where voters rejected draconian restrictions on women’s reproductive freedom.
- Kay Hagan(D) whupped Elizabeth Dole(R) in the North Carolina Senate race after Dole accused her of consorting with atheists. Scurrilous!
- Women made small gains in numbers in the Senate and the House.
And the bad news:
- Multiple states (Arkansas, Arizona, Florida and (oh, it pains me to say this) California) passed laws making gay people second class citizens. How do you people sleep at night?
Overall, glad it’s over. John McCain made a truly gracious and gentlemanly concession speech. Why are politicians often at their best when they’ve been defeated?
Obama’s victory speech: sterling. And Sasha and Malia totally earned that puppy.