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Sad Then, But A New Day Dawns

We were hopeful the Redskins would get to their bye week with a final victory, but Pittsburgh was better and deserved it more.  So we limp into the hiatus at 6-3, still very much in the hunt of the NFC East.  The New York Football Giants are leading, then the 'Skins, with both Philadelphia and Dallas trailing behind.  In two weeks, we take on Dallas at FedEx.   

But even with the sadness of the Redskins defeat, today dawned with great excitement and expectation.  We arrived at the polling place roughly 5 minutes before it opened.  My guess was there were already 350 people in line ahead of us, with plenty more walking up behind.  The parking lot had never been full for any other election that I can recall.  And after 50 minutes, we had voted and were walking out.  

Regardless of last night's game or today's election, please stop to appreciate the amazing point in time we have arrived at.  Forty years ago, a charismatic preacher from the south was assassinated for speaking out for racial equality and walking with sanitary workers seeking better pay and benefits.  Earlier this year, I participated in a state primary where I voted for a woman to stand for election to the highest office in our great land.  Today I voted for the first bi-racial candidate ever to become the next President of the United States.

This is a historic day in an amazing time.  I am so happy, proud and thankful to be in it.  Here.  Now.  Today.   

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(Anonymous)
Nov. 4th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
So there's hope in the loss? http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2008/11/04/redskins-lost-so-obama-will-be-president/?icid=200100397x1212892019x1200749891
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