comic updated November 5, 2008
Hail to the upcoming chief! With the election
of Obama, the United States enters into a bold new era of change. The implied
qualifer, I believe, was good change, but nobody ever actually SAID,
as such. We'll find out.
Mourning the choice, I'm sure, is the cast and
crew of Saturday Night Live, who had been momentarily thrilled to find themselves
briefly relevant, and must now sink back into unfunny anonymity.
A lot of people got on Colin Powell's case about
his endorsement of Barack Obama. They pointed out, rightly, that Obama's
policies were flimsy and generic, and counter to many of Powell's own, and
charged that he only supported him because Obama is black.
I say, untrue. Powell did not support Obama
only because he is black. Powell supported Obama because he was black, AND
had a decent shot at the white house, and was, in his opinion, generally
harmless. No, I don't believe his endorsement of Obama's policies were in
any way sincere, but I've got a great deal of confidence in Powell's sense
of responsibility to the nation, and when he said, "Vote Obama," I believe
the message also carried an unspoken "He's safe enough, and at least
he's not Jesse Jackson."
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