So it seems Obama did it. Phew.
Despite my concerns about BO, I’m delighted to know we’re not going to be invading anyone new for four years.
Connected to that is this – Jeremy Paxman interviewing Dizzee Rascal. Much as I detest hip-hop culture, people pretending to shoot pistols with their hands, and the word “innit” (I winced as I typed that), Dizzee Rascal (who I never knew was Bri’ish til tonight) got over some good concepts: not least that we could have a black PM here, and that people should not be constrained if they have belief.
As the sage philosopher himself decrees: “I think a black man, purple man, Martian man could run the country, whatever man, as long as he does rap by the people.”
I do think the clip’s incredibly funny, though I have yet to decide on what level.
Eclipsing all of that, of course, is the Glenrothes by-election. Someone will take a dent – either Alex Salmond and the credibility of an independent Scotland in the current economic climate; or Gordon Brown and his reputation as a safe pair of hands for the economy.
Oh and I had a good couple of days in Skye, thanks for asking. I took a couple of photos which I might upload if I can be bothered.
Enjoy your weekend, and don’t forget to do your rap by the people, innit.