I’m backdating this very late post to reflect that it is actually May 1st’s post. I’m late again tonight because I’ve been glued to the TV and Twitter and Facebook. Osama Bin Laden was killed today. The news broke into Brothers & Sisters for the president’s speech. I was pretty freaked out as rumors of a presidential statement started to surface on Twitter, even more freaked out as it was intimated that it was in reference to national security. I couldn’t imagine what could possibly have the president making a statement about national security at well past 10pm on a Sunday night. As news of Bin Laden’s death began to leak out and ABC broke in to break the news I was blown away that we were witnessing history as it happened.
I said on Facebook that normally when you’re discussing where you were when something historic happened you’re talking about something tragic. Tonight we can all remember where we were when something good happened. It’s hard and in somewhat bad taste to celebrate death, but I hope the families of those lost on 9/11 and those servicemen and women who died fighting this war have some closure and sleep peacefully tonight.
I’m blown away by the crowds outside the White House, at ground zero and in Times Square. The crowds look and sound like a World Series championship parade. It’s after 1am on Monday morning and the crowds just keep growing. It’s corny but I’m going to say it anyway, God Bless America.