Swimming In My Head…

diving in the deep end…

What a week

Where to begin.  This has been perhaps the second most emotional week I’ve experienced since 9/11.  I’ve shed more tears than I normally shed in a year’s time and I now understand what it means when you’re “waiting to exhale”.  It’s a wonder I hadn’t turned blue, because I held my breath from Monday through most of Tuesday.

It’s strange really.  All that has transpired still seems somewhat surreal to me.  I was thoroughly impressed with Senator McCain’s concession speech, even moved.  But I haven’t and I won’t forget what the Republican party has done and is doing to exclude so many people from having equal rights.

I was definitely moved by President Elect Obama’s acceptance speech.  Moved because I never thought I would see the day in my lifetime where a black man would be President.  But more important than that, I have been corrected about what I thought was the general consensus about race relations in the United States.  I was wrong and now I know better.

I’m not blind, I know that there are some people out there that are probably considering Canada right now, because a black President could only mean the start of Armageddon, but just knowing that so many other Americans have stood up to them to finally say enough is enough is an amazing feeling.

For me, this has never been about black and white – it’s always been representative of a bigger picture and that is: the ‘witch hunt’ had to stop sometime and I hope that the time has come.  The ‘witch hunt’ by the ultra-conservative to rid the country of everything that they felt makes it less than pure.  That could mean race, it could mean sex, it could mean sexual identity – if it doesn’t fit their definition of utopia, they want it gone.

But this year, this election, it seems like the tide has turned slightly and maybe the hunters are being hunted.  Timely.

I don’t know what I’m going to do without the daily ‘Palinisms’ to play with and write posts about, so maybe I should take a cruise up to Alaska and see how the ‘sixpackmoes’ live.  Do I need my passport for that trip also to because with Russia visible and maverick?

For one last hurrah, adding a link…check this out – it gave me chills.  When the song is done playing, in ever so small font is a link to “view original site”.  Click that and you’ll go to a site about Sarah Palin as President and it’s interactive, so use your mouse to make various objects within the office either move or say something.


November 7, 2008 - Posted by | Life In General, Politics | , , , , , , ,


  1. What a week, indeed. We def had a great time with you guys, can’t wait for the next 8 years.

    Comment by JoshB | November 7, 2008

  2. Josh B – So glad we got to enjoy those moments with all of you! It’s going to be an interesting ride, but well worth the wait.

    Comment by deek1973 | November 9, 2008

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