Tuesday, January 22, 2008

happy monday! eerrrrrr...Tuesday!

These are the best days. You totally have a "Monday" and then realize that tomorrow isn't Tuesday... its Wednesday! Yay! I had been prepared today for "Winter Weather" as the DC news stations predicted. So far, its spit once or twice and that's about it. I'm okay with that after the bone chilling cold of the weekend.
As I made my way back from VA last night, I was listening to NPR. Bill Clinton was speaking somewhere yesterday in honor of MLK Day and made an observation I had been thinking about myself...
This year, the Presidential hopefuls include: A female, A black male, A Mormon, A Southern Baptist minister, a former Prisoner of War and a former ambulance chasing attorney (Okay, Clinton didn't say all of that, but he said a lot of it). Anyway... the point is, regardless of who actually wins, I'd like to think that this one of those elections that will start the change of tides to the United States leadership so perhaps to at least appear to be reflective of the population. 40 years ago, our parents witnessed enormous change in the United States when the idea that skin colour differences weren't the basis for inequality. My 94 year old Grandmother can still talk about watching her mother go to vote (wearing her best Sunday suit) in her first presidential election. How insane is that? I can only hope that one day my kids will be able to ask me about the Presidential race where I witnessed a huge change in our history. Not to sound petty, but it would be pretty cool, huh?

2 comments:

  1. you're planning on having kids????

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  2. "colour"? Are you British now?

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