on pride and prejudice

I went to bed last night full of pride in my country’s ability to (just barely) choose reason over innuendo, hope over fear. This morning I’m still buoyed by the thought of an Obama presidency, but it’s dampened by some of the terrible choices my state and my city appear to have made. So on a day when the world congratulates us for moving past color, I have to wonder: what happened to California?

UPDATE: Ah. The Onion explained it to me. I guess California hasn’t hit rock-bottom yet.