Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Day in Brazil

People know. The US election is big news here.

I was on an elevator when a man entered, looked at my button, and asked me when we would know who won. I told him that the results would start coming in around 10pm local time, but that Obama has already won. He smiled and told me he hoped so.

The US election has been the top news story here since Sunday, and will probably continue to be the lead on the nightly news until Thursday. All the newspapers' front pages are dedicated to today's election. And all of this is because W fucked everything up so badly. Brazilians would like nothing more than to go back to not caring about US elections, but they (nobody, really) no longer have that luxury.

Small Sacrifice

I am not superstitious, and I don't believe that my beloved Skins' result has anything to do with the outcome of the presidential election. Still, on the off chance that it does, losing last night was a very small sacrifice to make, so I'm less upset about the loss than I otherwise would be.