The Onion Nails the Election

A good friend sent me a great post this morning from The Onion.    Usually, I read The Onion in print at the restaurant brgr, but now that I’m scaling back on my turkey burgers (sick)  and chocolate shakes (even sicker… they use Ronnybrook Ice Cream, I will have to use the web version.  They have a wonderful recap of the election.  Here’s an excerpt to whet (wet?) your appetite:

The election of our first African-American president truly shows how far we’ve come as a nation,” said NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. “Just eight years ago, this moment would have been unthinkable. But finally we, as a country, have joined together, realized we’ve reached rock bottom, and for the first time voted for a candidate based on his policies rather than the color of his skin.”

“Today Americans have grudgingly taken a giant leap forward,” Williams continued. “And all it took was severe economic downturn, a bloody and unjust war in Iraq, terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan, nearly 2,000 deaths in New Orleans, and more than three centuries of frequently violent racial turmoil.”

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One Response

  1. I agree the election of our first African-American president shows how far we’ve come as a nation, but the Proposition 8 vote speaks volumes how far our nation still needs to come…

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