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What a beautiful, wonderful, happy day.

I have a confession: I fell asleep during the debate.  I had a long day!  I was in the library/class from 8:30 to 5:30.  I know it doesn’t sound long, but I find being in the law library studying, or being in class, about ten times more exhausting than spending those hours at the office ever was.  I know, excuses, excuses.

What I remember before I fell asleep:

McCain: Barack Obama will raise your taxes.

Obama: I will not raise taxes for 95% of Americans.

McCain: Barack Obama will raise your taxes.

Obama: I will not raise taxes for 95% of Americans.

(repeat)

I feel asleep just as things were getting good.  If I remember correctly, McCain was accusing Obama of spending the majority of his time in the Illinois State Legislature trying his bestest to kill teh babiez.  And Obama was just about to tell him how he’s full of shit.  Luckily, through the magic of TiVo, I can finish it now.  I’ll update!

Update: Obama is a little weak on abortion.  Boyfriend and I debate whether he really believes what he’s saying, or whether he has to say it.  Relying on the hope Barack has instilled in our hearts, we choose to believe he has to say what he’s saying.

Update:  I love the idea of trading a year of public service for college tuition credit.  I would have been all over that as an undergraduate.  B says I shouldn’t worry about how I’m going to pay for my children’s college education, because the world will have ended by then.

Update:  Closing statement was great.  Tie, not so sure.  Michelle’s dress on the other hand – awesome.

I’ve been really hesitant to write about the frightening racism that’s been displayed at McCain/Palin rallies lately.  It’s partially because I don’t fully understand what’s going on, and partially because I have such strong feelings about it on a gut level, that I’m afraid what my feelings would look like if I truly explored this recent phenomenon intellectually.

Because of this I was really glad to see Frank Rich’s editorial in the Times today.  He describes what’s been going on in such a thoughtful and comprehensive way.  One thing that struck me about this editorial is the overwhelming number of hyperlinks.  The law student in me appreciates a man who cites his sources, something the Right seems to have a hard time doing these days.