Saturday, August 30, 2008

One Last Thing ...

My friend E. pointed me to this moving Bob Herbert column in today's New York Times. I'm a lifelong skeptic who chooses her bandwagons carefully, especially where race and politics are concerned. Anyone who knows me well knows that. But skepticism isn't the same as cynicism, and I don't have a lot of patience for people (black, white and otherwise) who've been saying Barack Obama's nomination doesn't really mean anything. With his typical eloquence, Herbert explains why it does.

Now that I've gotten that off my chest, I cannot wait to see "Tropic Thunder" this weekend!

2 comments:

Sghoul said...

I actually agree with the Onion's take on this. It's a great day for race issues when a black man becomes an elete powerful person.

I am sure to some people this means something. Which is good for them. But based on who Obama is running his campaign, just seems like more of the same...but with darker skin.

EDP said...

Actually, I think he and I are about the same shade. :-)