Friday, November 07, 2008

Americans no longer fleeing to Canada

There were plenty of Americans threatening to move to Canada, Mexico or spots elsewhere if another four years of Republican rule was what we were going to have to endure under John McCain.

Non, merci
as they say in Quebec!

Fortunately, Barack Obama is the 44th President of the USA, so we won't have to pack up our bags and head north (or south). What I'm surprised at is the rapt interest of the Candians in our election. Not just a passing glance at the news, but deep interest, even among kids.

A friend of mine in Victoria, BC said his ten-year-old was texting him on Election Night -- he was following it as if it was The Stanley Cup championship. Ten years old!

All I know is it's going to be a lot easier saying
I'm an American with someone in the White House who truly gets it. We're in a big mess, for sure. Much of it due in part to a guy by the name of George Bush. But we Americans will rally and do what we do best : Figure out how to make it right.

Thank you, Canada, for being such a loyal friend all these years!

Kenmore Air on Seattle's Lake Union to Tofino, BC
Photo by Sue Frause

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