Sunday, January 30, 2005

Today's Election Results

I realize that the momentary exuberance of voting has to be followed up with a lot of very determined work. I realize that the terrorists may have had an ink stained finger stuck in their eyes today - but that will not stop them from continuing to regress back to the Iraq they long for. But even with those conditions, I cannot help but be excited about the real steps that many ordinary people in a place I am unlikely to go - took the first step to getting control of their political system.

Indeed, we cannot be sure what will be wrought here. But the very nature of the step is important. Also, we cannot be elated about how our political system works these days - many of our political class seems to ignore the important issues of the day. But this should be a day of celebration.

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