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McCain’s Concession Speech in Phoenix (Video)

Many have commented Obama’s victory speech to be subdued. Subdued and yet appropriate. Appropriate for a time that “united” and “move on” are more important than to celebrate the victory and pride.

And yet, you would found McCain’s concession speech is also truly remarkable. His speech is very classy, as the loser, to deliver the same message that his former opponent, the President-Elect Obama, has delivered. Some might even think McCain could have won, or at least get closer, if only he could be this classy during, but not after, the campaign.

Anyway, this could be one of the best example of how American embrace their democracy. And that’s what makes America “America”.

Full transcript transcribed by CQ Transcriptions
MCCAIN: Thank you. Thank you, my friends. Thank you for coming here on this beautiful Arizona evening.

My friends, we have — we have come to the end of a long journey. The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly.

A little while ago, I had the honor of calling Senator Barack Obama to congratulate him


President-Elect Obama’s Victory Speech at Grant Park (Video)

Full transcript:

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

It’s the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen; by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the very first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different; that their voice could be that difference.

It’s the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled – Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been a collection of Red States and Blue States: we are, and always will be, the United States of America.

It’s the answer that led those who have



可能因為剛做了哥哥,又更可能因為大病初癒,再加上又或者見慣了我們在家,故此近日 Jacob 上學時的情緒並不是太穩定,更哭了很多天,常常嚷著要回家。而在家發脾氣的次數也頻密了。希望這只是一個過渡時期。



下面的相片,有些像友人形容的那種「赤裸真人報導博客」的貼相 feel。不過不好意思,但我真的有一點幸福想曬(這甚至可能與她/他們一樣,是個 blog 的唯一存在意義)。

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這是 Chester 這兩星期的變化:



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