With a sigh of relief I voted today. FINALLY, what felt like the longest election cycle will be over in a few hours.

In what is being described as the costliest election in US history, at over $2.4 billion spent on the presidential race alone, only one thing is certain: 50% of the American electorate will either be depressed tomorrow morning, or hung over from partying all night long.

I believe that we all have the opportunity today to rise above party politics and show some grace and dignity whether our candidate wins or looses.

Whatever our opinions are about the elections, the candidates or the issues, I always like to point out that no one is sneaking over the border to get OUT of America. For all of our faults, we’re still doing something right. Our new president will be PEACEFULLY inaugurated on January 20, 2009.

So it’s time to get back to work. Grab a cup of coffee (Starbucks is giving it away for free, whether you voted or not) and enjoy some morning news & gossip that are worth the links.

Found via my Twitter community:

And to put it all into perspective: