"putting this in God's hands...the right thing for America will be done at the end of the day on Nov. 4."-- Sarah Palin, October 22, 2008

Well, then.

It was nearly 70 degrees in Ann Arbor today. The most beautiful, sunny fall day. Breezes and rays of light illuminating the trees. Almost like something really, really good was on the horizon.

I just drove my friend Sarah home after a small but raucous election-watching bash at my place. At nearly 1 in the morning midweek, the Ann Arbor roads were practically empty. In stark contrast to the TV crowds cheering and yelling in Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, everything I passed looked quiet and peaceful. Almost like the world was unaware that an incredible change was underway.

The sky right now is packed with a million, zillion stars, every constellation you can imagine out there on full display. Glorious. Almost like if God was up there, he or she was thinking that this would be a stellar way to celebrate that the right thing for America was done.