As readers will know, your humble Devil doesn't follow American politics particularly; however, I saw these lines from Obama's victory speech quoted prominently in thelondonpaper last night...
The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term. But, America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there.
I promise you, we as a people will get there.
... and I was wondering, can anyone tell me exactly what "there" looks like, or where and what the hell it is?
As I was on the Tube home after our little stroll, large drinking session and my little chipmunk's speech (all of which I will write about later), I got chatting to a young couple whose armpits I was crushed into.
Well, I say that "I got chatting" but what I mean is that they were discussing Obama and I butted in with, "The man's a barking-mad protectionist nutjob."
They looked at me, and the young man opened his mouth. "You're quite right," he said. "He's a total loon." The doors opened and with a last, "absolutely barking!", I backed out of the train and left the sensible young couple to it.
I am suspicious when crowds gather to worship anyone, let alone a politician. My brother pointed out that, having spoken to a US friend of his, that the Americans desperately wanted a change—and that there were many similarities between Obama and Blair.
Yep. And given how well Blair worked for us, you can guess of what I think of Barack "I would stop the import of all toys from China" Obama: I'm no racist—stupidity is stupidity, no matter what colour package it comes in.
We're all screwed...