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Americans expats suddenly esteemed again

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Americans abroad are being showered with kindness and goodwill after the election of Barack Obama.
A friend of mine says this brought tears to his eyes.
clipped from www.miamiherald.com

She was a stranger, and she kissed me. Just for being an American.
It happened on the bus on my way to work Wednesday morning, a few hours after compatriots clamoring for change swept Barack Obama to his historic victory. I was on the phone, and the 20-something Austrian woman seated in front of me overheard me speaking English.
Without a word, she turned, pecked me on the cheek and stepped off at the next stop.
Nothing was said, but the message was clear: Today, we are all Americans.
An American colleague in Egypt says several people came up to her on the streets of Cairo and said: “America, hooray!” Others, including strangers, expressed congratulations with a smile and a hand over their hearts.
Another colleague, in Amman, says Jordanians stopped her on the street and that several women described how they wept with joy.
Obama captured it … this sense that despite holding America’s feet to the fire, the rest of the world is rooting for it and wants it to … succeed.
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November 8, 2008 at 10:26 pm

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Lincoln says “Yesss!”

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Political cartoons
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November 8, 2008 at 8:58 pm

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