Monday, November 17, 2008

Forty Four Minutes

It's been almost two weeks now. And, it's beginning to sink in. The People of the geographic state of the United States have done an amazing miraculous thing.

Except in a private party in San Franscisco where he talked truthfully about folks clinging to their religion, their guns, and their fears, the candidate ran an almost flawless campaign.

And it helped that he raised more money than any other candidate in history, firmly hoisting the big money crowd on their own petard. It will be interesting to hear conservative "R"s declaring the need for publicly financed elections now that they have been outgunned on their own stage.

And it didn't hurt that this former community organizer had a powerful Chicago ground game that overwhelmed the ground game of the "R"s. More folks voted than ever before in percentages that equal the highs of the early sixties.

Last night, Sixty Minutes broke their own records as millions tuned in to hear the Obamas give their first interview since election eve.

Not being much of TV person, I haven't watched it yet, but I'm going to..

One of the commenters on the CBS Web site said this:

I have never been so impressed with a first family as I have been with the Obamas. They are "grounded", moral, spiritual and fine people. Your interview helped show more of their natural leadership qualities. I am thrilled to have such an intelligent President and First Lady who relate so well to everyone. For the first time in my lifetime I feel a closeness to this first family. Their warmth, love and charisma have brought back a sense of pride in this nation that I thought was lost forever. God bless the Obamas and may they continue to be role models for our country and for the world.

Let's see what you think.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two things.

First, it's a petard, not a pitard.

Second, you misquote by saying "hoist on" rather than "hoist by." And it matters, because the petard described when that quote was penned could not hoist its operator on itself.

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, actually--if we're nitpicking quotes here--Shakespeare's expression in Hamlet was "hoist WITH his own petar(d)." And--since the petard was a bomb, often used to undermine castle walls and that sort of thing--I strongly suspect that it would hoist its own operator handily if he were not careful, could bombs be said to have operators. As for when the quote was penned--while for Hamlet the petard would be an anachronism, Shakespeare wrote well within the age of gunpowder.

6:14 PM  
Blogger oZ said...

thanks, I actually knew petard was mispelled and I couldn't get into blogger to fix it until now. I appreciate all the spelling help I can get though.

7:35 PM  

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