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Who’s the Cat That Won’t Cop Out When There’s Danger All About?

by on Nov.05, 2008, under family, parenthood, politics

OBAMA!  At a little after 11PM last night, my wife woke my daughter to let her know the history-making news.  She came down and we had a round of champaigne in celebration (my daughter had ice water in a wine glass).  It was an exciting and profound moment.  And hearing Barrack’s victory speech only made it feel more monumental.

This is the start of what will no doubt be an interesting new era in history – a moment in history that cannot be undone and that will change things forever.  We have always said that anybody can be president.  When an interracial son of a lower-middle class family actually does, there is no doubt that it is more true than ever.

After the hoopla last night I found myself giving my daughter a basic civics lesson – explaining the branches of our federal government and their roles, explaining how America became a country and what the Constitution is.  And even though it was after midnight, she seems interested and absorbed it all.  And at 1AM when we were finally going up to bed I asked her what she wants to be when she grows up, she said she wants to be president.  I told her that she definitely could … but she should start raising money now.

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