Sunday Issues - Post-Election Edition: 9 November 2008
Posted Nov 10 2008 4:51pm
This is a special Post-Election Edition of the Sunday Election Issues series that has run weekly here at TGB for several months. There is lot today; I got a bit over-exuberant. Near the bottom of the list is a Message and a Request.
If you’re having trouble decompressing from months of obsessive campaign tracking, not to worry. You won’t have to go cold turkey. There is already an official website from President-Elect Barack Obama where you can follow each and every step of the transition to the new administration.
On the other hand, The Onion has a warning about obsessive Obama supporters [2:39 minutes]:
Now, here are some post-election thoughts from elderbloggers and a couple of others. There is a lot of good reading in this list:
From Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post: Morning in America (I dare you to read this and not get weepy again.)
A Message and a Request If the number of comments and email are an indication, many TGB readers have enjoyed and found value in this Sunday compendium of campaign issues and commentary from the media and especially from other elderbloggers.
Now that we have a new president and Congress and if would-be, future presidents will give us a break from their over-eager, overweening ambition, there won’t be a need for it for a couple of years.
That doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of issues to discuss and a government to keep our eyes on, and I am wondering if this feature should continue and if so, in what form or on what topic. It doesn’t necessarily need to be about politics and policy.
It’s not a lot of work for me. During the week, I mark media stories I want to include and collect the elderblogger stories that readers email. Then all I need to do is write some headlines and create the links. In addition to good information and thought, I like encouraging readers to discover other elderblogs they might not otherwise have noticed.
So I’m going to leave it up to you. Do you want this Sunday links post to continue? If so, what should it be about? In what manner should it function? Leave your notes below in the comments and perhaps we’ll arrive at a consensus. Remember that Elder News is reserved for Saturdays.
Global Obama The U.S. presidential campaign was followed closely throughout the world, election day even more so. The blog Change Your World has collected several dozen photos of celebrations at Senator Obama's election from just about everywhere. Here's one from Paris, France. ( Hat tip to Citizen K )