30 October 2008

How Do You REALLY Feel, SBB?

It's been nearly a month, and I've been percolating all of my high holidays-with-a-broken-tush stories, but for now, I'd like to introduce you to:

How Do You REALLY Feel, SBB?

Tonight, I watched Barack Obama on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (whilst doing homework, mind you). It was so nice to see a potential president (please!?) talk about having a beer with his enemies, and know that one beer won’t send him off of the wagon like the current Idiot, er, President of the United States of America. It was also nice to see him coming live from Sunrise, Florida, where I used to go to the Ice Skating rink, cheap movies, and, in later, better, years – Target! It was delightful to hear him talk about the Bradley Effect, the theory that white people say they will vote for a black person, but then, when they’re in the booth, they vote for whitey because they’re secretly racist. Stewart’s and Obama’s exchange about Obama’s white half fighting with his black half when he is in the booth was priceless.

I know that some of you have absenteed for McCain already, and that’s fine. When Palin is president and uteruses become safe havens for moose being hunted, I’ll be sure to take comfort in knowing that tax breaks for the rich and embarrassment on the world stage can greet me for the next 4, or cringe, 8 years.

But who are we kidding? Obama is awesome. He’s intelligent. He’s pretty hilarious, a lawyer, a husband, a father, and a hard worker who isn’t likely to die soon. He’s not a Muslim, an Arab, a gypsy or computer illiterate. If there’s going to be somebody in the White House, shouldn’t it be someone who is intelligent, and whose second-in-command is experienced, wise, and not a super-Right crazy person?

Obama / Biden 2008. Seriously.