So Very Sweet
My big brother Billy is a Texas Good Ole Boy who loves to fish, drives a pick-up truck, owns a couple of guns and rifles and wears a baseball cap all the time.
But unlike typical Texas Good Old Boys, he's a die-hard Democrat and avid environmentalist.
Well, I've only ever seen or heard of Billy crying three times.
Once when my Mother died. Once when the final episode of "Roots" aired. Then he called me this morning to tell me he cried last night when he heard President-Elect Obama's speech.
I think, like Billy, we all share a sense that Obama is everyones' strong new daddy who's here to make sure we're taken care of and protected. We feel relieved.
Unlike most politicians, I trust this man. I respect his judgment. And I think his calm demeanor and intellectual depth will lead us out of the quagmire Bush and his allies created.
I cried, too.