Thursday, November 06, 2008

Q: What might the recent election signify?

A: The start of the Great Do Over

Electing Barack Obama President of the United States might indeed be the start of the Great Do Over.

The board, although not wiped clean, has had a number of houses and hotels removed. Maybe the deeds for Boardwalk and Park Place will go back into the box too, for later acquisition by the Public Trust for the betterment of us all. Maybe we'll be able to stash a few hundred dollars more under Free Parking for future generations. Maybe making our way back to GO won't be so risky.

However, the rules of the game are still the rules of the game. Some of the old players at the table still own a lot of properties of like color. And, there are a few Get Out of Jail Free cards outstanding.

Yet today I am as happy to wake up in America as I am to wake up in Los Angeles.

Now, once we get this marriage thing straightened out in terms of one's right to equal access, waking up in California won't be so bad either.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess I don't play Monopoly enough to really "get" some of this. Are you really so cynical Mr. Reselman?

I tend to believe it's at least a Do Over, plus some stuff, like univeral health care, alternative energy sources, and "spreading the wealth".

And what is up in CA with the marriage thing? I thought you guys were supposed to be so "cool"?

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