Sunday, November 9, 2008


My friend, Phoebe, out in blue-state-Colorado, sent me this cartoon. I think that pretty much sums it up! The illustration below comes to me from my friend, Sylvia.* (Click on the images to enlarge.)

The Washington Post is running a three op-ed series called The Man of Tomorrow about the election of Barack Obama from the perspective of three individuals: a local writer and political analyst, a contributing editor for Atlantic magazine, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Here is The Man of Tomorrow: He Leapt the Tallest Barrier. What Does it Mean for America?, King Trusted White to Stand Up. Obama Showed Me He Was Right, and His Election Has Turned America's Global Image on its Head.

* Hm. Why does this look vaguely familiar? The only difference, I doubt a certain religious tribe will ever have a black leader. That would require a miracle from the Almighty Herself.


Holly said...

That second cartoon is AWESOME! I thought I was about done crying over this election but that started me up again.

Cele said...

I am so glad you posted the cartoon, when I googled for images yesterday all I got was the Lincoln "Thumbs Up" cartoon. This one is sooo much better, and so Barack.

Thank you for the articles. I didn't read the byline until afterwards, but the Desmond Tutu article was an excellent international perspective. And despite everything I've read, I still can't embrace Jessie Jackson... who is not Martin Luther King...he lost his vision on tbe road somewhere, along time ago.

Excellent articles

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Holly: As luck (or misfortune. Take your pick depending on the circumstance) would have it, I have plenty of Kleenex around this week. That's an amazing illustration, isn't it?

Cele: Thanks! I saw O'Keefe's "Thumbs Up" too and I agree: the one Phoebe sent me is way better. Glad you enjoyed the articles. I agree with you on the Rev. Jesse Jackson, as well as the Rev. Al Sharpton. Their voices, while strong and persistent, are also in the past. Mr. Obama brings a new voice to racial discourse in America and it is needed.