Thursday, November 06, 2008
Letter From a Friend
Obama and his team ran one of the most brilliant, innovative, grassroots campaigns ever...anytime, anywhere. In two long years of campaigning, he kept his cool and stuck to his guns, with exactly one slip-up--that unnecessary remark about working people clinging to guns and religion. Remember the mockery of community organizers at the Republican Convention--a sneering Guiliani and snickering delegates--well, I just want to say to them: whose laughing at community organizers now, dickheads?
And for all those smug Europeans and foreigners who thought they had America figured as hopelessly racist, xenophobic, and politically-challenged, I have a quick quiz question: what is the only white majority country in the world to elect a non-white leader. France? Mais, non!. Germany? Bitte. Britain? Guess again, mate.
Finally, spare a thought for poor Sarah Palin. With dreams of 2012 dancing through that pretty head, she must be the most self-deluded person in all American politics.
So enjoy the moment. Tomorrow, things get back to reality. President Obama or no President Obama, we're still in fuck of a lot of trouble. But, at least, there's hope.