Boondoggle

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The day the world changed

The Times of London says it best:

The election of Barack Obama, the son of a Kenyan goatherd, as the 44th President of the United States of America is a moment to savour, proof that the promise of a better day, expressed in prose that rises like poetry, can still carry an electorate. The margin of victory was emphatic and, whatever else follows, today the world changed.

And yes, the self-satisfying — and probably overstated — ability to savour just what America has done here.

The essential point about President Barack Obama is the privilege of being able to write this sentence. A black man has been elected to the highest office of the most powerful country of the world and, to borrow one of his own phrases, a righteous wind is at his back.

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November 5, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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