Gilbert's Actual Thoughts on Obama
After all his Presidential goofiness in recent weeks--the cracks at Biden and Palin, the pledge not to vote, the actual Obama tattoo--Gilbert finally cut through the goofiness and offered his actual thoughts on the election over the weekend. Apparently, he voted after all. And predictably, when he stopped being Gilbert and started being real, it became somewhat less entertaining than previous installments in this series.
For our age group, it was important because with a black president, now you believe your parents when they were speaking to you saying, "You can be anything you want to be." At the time we thought it was crap, but now we believe that. What they said, we believe. Seeing him get elected was powerful to us, no doubt, but it was an intense relief for the seniors.
What I liked about the whole thing was watching that proved that our country is not as racist as people around the rest of the world actually thinks we are. America as a whole spoke and chose the president they wanted. It wasn't just the African-American community that elected Obama, it was America. If you looked at the TV, every color and creed was out there supporting Obama. It should have woke America up to say, "Hey, we're not as racist as people think."
That was the most beautiful thing about it to me. Look how this one man united the world. You see clips on the TV and they're showing people in Kenya celebrating, people in London ... you're just like, "Wow!" That's why I call him a uniter. If I have to describe Obama in one word, I'm going to say: uniter. He unites.
Hopefully in my lifetime we'll see a woman break the mold, we'll see a Hispanic person break the mold ... it gives everybody hope.
He also likes the FreeDarko book, hates the month of November, says he won't let the Wizards "separate," and says he won't be returning to the court until mid-December or January. Which means we'll have at least another month of having to quote Gilbert on whether Lieberman should be kicked out of the caucus and who should be the next Secretary of State.
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