November 6th, 2008


Election Night

We went to a big election gathering at a friend's house, with the TV alternating between CNN and the Daily Show (then, after the speeches, local news until it became clear that prop 8 was not going to be decided that evening, at which point those of us remaining went home) and a couple of laptops cycling through various maps. Also tasty dinner!

I liked McCain's speech, but it didn't look like his audience thought much of it. The audience disturbs me.

I love watching Obama with his family.

There was quite a lot of cheering and terrorist fist-bumping and so forth from the lot of us around the speeches. Probably some other good quotes, too, but this is what sticks in my mind:
tiger_spot: I'd take a bullet for that man. You know, in an arm or a leg or something disposable.
suzanne: You'd make a good secret service agent.
tiger_spot: Let me get my sunglasses.
chinders: You're wearing just about the right outfit!
tiger_spot: I need more ominous pants.

8 makes me sad. Doesn't look like there's much to be done about it right now; there are quite a few protests going various places but I don't know what they're meant to be accomplishing as public and legislative opinion have nothing to do with anything for the next little while. Keep an eye on this case; that'll tell us what approach to take where. You can sign up for e-mail updates on the court's website.