So two years of divisive politics have finally yielded a winner and a new direction for a troubled nation. To paraphrase a favorite movie line, I will think of George Bush's era as gone until history makes it so, then I will think of it no more.
I can only hope the Democrats resist the urge to be as blatantly partisan, lacking in transparency, and appealing to the lowest common denominator as the last adminstration was. Now is not a time for gloating, it's a time for moving forward.
Free at last, in so many ways.
Free from 8 years of tyranny,
freer from the haunting ghosts of our racial past...
With apologies to WB Yeats,
we are changed, changed utterly.
A terrible beauty is born.