Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Yes, he did!

Segregated schools. “Whites Only” water fountains. Blacks compelled to sit on the back of the bus. TV news bulletins about civil rights workers found buried in shallow graves. Newspaper ads for In the Heat of the Night that used silhouettes, so you couldn't tell a black man was a protagonist.

I am 56 years old and I grew up in the South, in New Orleans, so you know I have living memories of all these things. But do you have any idea how amazed and exuberant – and, yes, how very proud – I am tonight? Can you imagine how much more I love my country than I already did before?

2 comments:

Higgy Hackford said...

You saying you didn't love your country before? John and Cindy McCain have always loved their country. But talk about being happy with the election results, look at what Sarah Palin was doing late Tuesday after McCain went to bed.

Joe Leydon said...

As I have said before: Sarah looks like the gal who'd be boffing her son's best friend in MILF porn.