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Very Nice Piece from Garrison Keillor - Mo's Journal
November 13th, 2008
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Very Nice Piece from Garrison Keillor
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The world expects us to elect pompous yahoos, and instead we have us a 47-year-old prince from the prairie who cheerfully ran the race, and when his opponents threw sand at him, he just smiled back. He'll be the first president in history to look really good making a jump shot. He loves his classy wife and his sweet little daughters. At the same time, he knows pop music, American lit and constitutional law. I just can't imagine anybody cooler.

It feels good to be cool, and all of us can share in that, even sour old right-wingers and embittered blottoheads. Next time you fly to Heathrow and hand your passport to the man with the badge, he's going to see "United States of America" and look up and grin. Even if you worship in the church of Fox, everyone you meet overseas is going to ask you about Obama, and you may as well say you voted for him because, my friends, he is your line of credit over there. No need anymore to try to look Canadian.


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From:musamea
Date:November 13th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
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Very nice indeed. Thanks for sharing it!
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From:libgirl
Date:November 14th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)
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This was so true and well-written (which I expected). Thanks for sharing.
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From:barenakedrachel
Date:November 14th, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
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Very nice! Thanks for sharing :)
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From:mofic
Date:November 14th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
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I read it to Zara last night and she enjoyed it, too. So it's kid-tested :-).
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From:barenakedrachel
Date:November 14th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)
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Cool! I do look forward to when my boys will be old enough to be interested in such things!

Hey, I don't know if you do this sort of thing or not, or know anyone who does, but you can get a totally free 20 page photo book from Snapfish if you follow the link on Oprah's site (don't watch Oprah, but my mom called me to tell me about it). Here is it, in case you are interested!

Only catch is you have to follow the link before midnight tonight, PST. Then you have until midnight Wednesday to make and order your book. So... not much notice. But it does work, I threw one together for my really quickly and we'll see how it turns out :)



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From:barenakedrachel
Date:November 14th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
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Actually, I think I might record Oprah today because Melissa Etheridge will be on discussing Issue 8... ought to be interesting!
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