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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Winners and Losers

I think it's safe to say that this past Tuesday produced some very clear winners and losers. There is celebration; there is bitterness. Time will tell if wounds will heal.

For the town of Obama in Japan, it is a happy time. The town of some 32,000 people hasn't been in the limelight like this since...well, ever. Nor will it likely ever be again. Ok, Obama - enjoy it. You've earned it, by coincidentally having the same name as the wildly popular US President-elect. Well done. And I'm sure Barrack will be quite pleased with that statue of him you're building. 

Meanwhile, McCain Foods LTD. has, quite gracefully, let Obama, Japan enjoy this victory. In a 
classy display of optimism, McCain recently released the following statement: "McCain Foods opens new Florenceville plant."
I'm sure it would have been nice to have your name attached to the highest office in the land, McCain, but now it's time to fall back 
and lick your wounds. Yes, lick those tasty, tasty wounds.


Gobbler said...

Something Irks me about the whole Obama town thing. Not sure why. Maybe my dislike of Obama?

Blue Shoe said...

Could be. What irks me is that like him because he shares their town's name, but no one in Japan really knows anything about the candidates aside from "Obama will be good for the world."

Gobbler said...

Haha yeah I didn't want to say that, but that's what I figured.