Let me be the first to say

I have a new senator; her name is Jeanne.

I am watching election returns at the only Kappa Kappa Kappa frat, commonly called Trikap (founded in the 1850s, mind you), in the country with the rest of the Dartmouth College Democrats, ie, the first youth voters to ever turn out in full force. This college's eligible turnout was around 80%, and we couldn't be happier. Forgive me for making a non-weekend front-page post, but as someone who has lived just 15 minutes from the former Aryan Nations compound in North Idaho, I would like to note that there is a certain delicious and beautiful irony in the fact that we are celebrating the election of the nation's first black president in a Greek house called KKK - a frat that has its own African-American president.

With Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire all called, I'd like to be one of the first, if not the first, to say:

YES WE DID! YES WE DID! YES WE DID! YES WE DID! YES WE DID!

Tags: 2008, Barack Obama, history, it feels good, joe biden, John McCain, white house (all tags)

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Re: Let me be the first to say

No, I am not a brother at KKK. I'm not affiliated with any Greek house. It's just where the College Dems are working.

To all MyDDers: God love ya. God bless ya. Thanks for all your hard work over the last two years. This is all thanks to you. What Howard Dean started, we finished. Congratulations: we took our country back.

Yes. We. Did.

by Nathan Empsall 2008-11-04 05:34PM | 0 recs
Re: Let me be the first to say

This says it all!!!

From Yahoo News...

The biggest trouble was big crowds. But folks seemed to take it in stride. University students in Florida were prepared to wait hours after polls closed and massive lines remained.

"What's keeping me here? America needs a change, said 18-year-old Lauren Feronti at the University of Central Florida in Orlando." We need to get the right people in office."

by nzubechukwu 2008-11-04 05:37PM | 0 recs
Re: Let me be the first to say

WOOHOOO!!!!

So...with the fraternity...do they have the balls to wear their letters in public?

by jq 2008-11-04 06:15PM | 0 recs
Re: Let me be the first to say

They don't go by the name "KKK." I don't think it's a matter of "balls" or courage, but of respect for black citizens and others (almost all others) put off by the real KKK. They go by the name "Trikap," which they were very proudly, as do most brothers/sisters of most Greek houses.

by Nathan Empsall 2008-11-04 08:35PM | 0 recs

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