On Halloween, Governor Gregoire and First Mike greeted young trick or treaters (including my daughter) at the mansion dressed as Dora the Explorer and Boots. That probably explains why all day Wednesday I had Dora's victory song running through my mind: "We Did It!"
Election night was a wonderful celebration. [Note: Personally, I was doing fine until the tequila shots appeared around midnight.] Barack Obama was elected President and Chris Gregoire was re-elected Governor. And this is a victory we all share.
I want to say a personal thank you to the hundreds of WFSE members who helped out. We couldn't have done it without you.
Our little LPA Department has been working furiously over the past couple of weeks, and everyone's grabbing a short breather right now. Starting next week, we'll start pumping out some new content for the WFSE Political Blog. We'll take a look back at the election results, and over the next few weeks we'll start looking ahead to the upcoming Legislative Session.
In the meantime, for the benefit of our reader(s), here is Barack Obama's inspiring victory speech:
And John McCain's classy concession speech:
Again, thanks to everyone for the ongoing support. -- Dennis