Friday, November 7, 2008

O-ba-ma


I'm off in Melbourne at the moment but a friend sent me an email the other day, while the votes for the US election were filtering in and my heart was in my mouth. "You up for history?" my friend, who is half American, asked me via email. And that really sums it up - what a freaking moment in history we've just had.

I know I'm preaching to the converted but Jesus what a rush. My only regret is (weirdly) that I wasn't at work for the moment the vote was decided: I've been in desperate need of a holiday and I'm loving it but it would have been a rush. I haven't had this sort of joy since Rudd romped it home for Australia. Fricking amazing.

Meanwhile Melbourne is awesome: like London had sex with Australia and this was the result. If I could merely transplant my friends and family here I would never leave.

9 comments:

Orhan Kahn said...

We set up a TV just to watch his acceptance speech..hours before the offical decision was made. History was made months ago, it just took this long to finalise it. Was there ever really a doubt?

Our American friends done did good.

Dave said...

totally, totally awesome

my name is kate said...

EVen though everything pointed to his win I was still sort of waiting for something to fuck it all up...

Orhan Kahn said...

I know what you mean; history has a way of repeating itself..read: 2004 election. So sad.

Beccas said...

I don't really give a shit who leads America. I guess Australia is lead by such a loser our people need to look at outside countries for inspiration.

my name is kate said...

Gosh what a silly comment. No offence.

Beccas said...

No offence taken. I hope for the day when Australia can be lead by a leader that inspires people worldwide like Obama has.

CB One said...

Or perhaps you wait for the day that the actions of an Australian leader actually have some bearing on the world????

Fuck London. Melbourne!!!! ;-)

Beccas said...

That will never happen. Unless you count Billy Hughes at the Versailles Peace Conference 1918.
"I speak for 60 000 dead".
He did pretty good.