Monthly Archives: November 2008

Today’s headlines

Flickr has photos of today’s headlines from the UK papers. I’m sure the next time the Brits go to the polls, we’ll return the compliment with similarly dramatic coverage.

My favorite headline is on the far right of the photo above. It’s from The Star, which considers Barak Obama significant, but not quite as significant as the attractive young woman it identifies as “Abbey Clancy in thigh-high boots.” It might seem from The Star’s headline that they’re thanking us for our choice, but, on closer inspection, they seem to be thanking us merely for having an election:

A Nu Day Dawns

I would like to congratulate my fellow Americans for making a historic choice. At long last, the greatest barrier in America has been broken.

That’s right: for the first time in history, the President of the United States will have a rabbi for a cousin.
Mazal tov, Barak!

Not surprisingly, the election has received considerable interest over here. Last night, I was out at a movie and the gentleman sitting next to me heard my accent. He asked where in the US I was from, and when I told him Washington, DC, he said, in the mildest, most polite tone imaginable, “Tell me, is that a region that tends to trend towards McCain or Obama?”