Daily Archives:November 7th, 2008


I liked the Matt cartoon in the Telegraph this morning!

But since the British media, whenever it comes to America, almost invariably spout… well… the price of everything and the value of nothing, I was pleased also to see Anne Applebaum’s piece, which quoted the most brilliant use of a hundred or so bytes that I’ve seen in a long time:

Early yesterday morning, black Americans were sending a short text message to one another:
“Rosa sat so Martin could walk. Martin walked so Barack could run. Barack is running so our children can fly.”

It’s easy to say that the honeymoon won’t last, that things may not look so rosy in 4 years’ time, etc. But it’s been a very long time since America has had any good news. Now it’s got some, and it has every right to be proud of it.

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