Thursday, February 19, 2009

An Extremely Attractive Symbol

Whatever my general crustiness, I find it impossible not to be rather moved by the initial meeting during Obama's visit to Ottawa. He, the head of state of the US, born of a Kenyan father, and she, the (representative of) the head of state of Canada, and practically the head of state, born in Haiti, meet on the tarmac.
This combination would have been unthinkable in my childhood, and it says much about what is right about the West, or maybe just Anglo North America. It does not hurt that they are both hotties.


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