4.6.08

The Pound, obama style

HONEST TO CRAP i have been going on and on about this all freaking day - i can't believe someone managed to get such a sublime shot of it: seconds before obama took the podium last night to make one of the best speeches i have maybe ever heard, he and his purple-sleeveless-dress-wearing (what politico woman on earth would ever be caught dead in an armsless garment before this broad I ASK YOU) partner michelle gave each other The Pound. when it happened, i gasped, squealed, then busted into a (slightly worrisome) wave of cry-laughter. i really couldn't believe my eyes. i became a delirious schoolgirl. before obama even began speaking, my brain did a nanosecondic scan of the thousands of political speeches i have seen on tv or in person or on film or even in my wildest dreams... and none of them featured The Pound. seeing barack and michelle acknowledge one another that way took my breath away, literally. anyone unfamiliar with the gesture will probably miss the significance of it's appearance at a globally-telecasted US presidential nominee's speech. but i cannot overstate what it means, this first-ever Pound between a political couple at anytime, anywhere, EVER. and that, internet, is why i dig it all. that is why i'm aboard this here train. sure, there's all that heady 'Change We Can Believe In' stuff - mostly to do with policy and washingtonism and politics as we know it, which i am for sure behind - but last night's POUND is the kind of change people like me have thirsted for. holy shit, is it ever a new day! i can't wait til those people get all up in that white house. i'm so giddy.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha-ha I saw it and was over-the-moon.
The whole world was watching, awesome! It does make one absolutely ga-ga-giddy to think of that family in the WH, I love it!

8:19 PM  
Blogger Audra Williams said...

The New York Times called it "a close-fisted high five". Heh.

1:09 AM  
Anonymous Catherine Wilde said...

Great picture. I missed seeing the gesture but I have been buzzing with the excitement of the recent events. BTW - great blog site Pam! Cheers, coastal Catherine

1:34 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

It's on YouTube too.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGBikSDv4nM

7:47 AM  

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