We designed this site in order to keep in touch with friends and family who are far away and in order to communicate with other adoptive families from around the world.

When we first started researching this wonderful way to become a family we read everything we could get our hands on. Even though there are a lot of great books out there, nothing was as informative or touching as the blogs we found by adoptees, biological parents, and adoptive families. So we are writing this blog now in hopes of returning the favor. We hope that if you are dear to us you will enjoy keeping up with our adventures. If you are someone out there involved in a part of the adoption triad we hope you will find information and comfort here and provide us with some of your own!

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Take care,
Brian and Rosemary

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Thai responses to our election

Election day!  An exciting time of waiting in line, filling in your ballot, and waiting for the swing states to determine our fate.  I thought it would be interesting today to see what people in Thailand think of our election.  A peculiar thing about being American is that our politics are interesting to the rest of the world.  

I checked in on the Bangkok Post and The Nation, Thailand's two main English language papers, to see what they had to say.  The Nation, which is mostly a business paper, was debating the merits of an Obama vs. a McCain presidency in terms of trade agreements and tariffs.  The US is Thailand's number one export market.  The Nation reported opinions that McCain would be better for Thai business and exports because of his republican free-trade tendencies and that he would be less hard-nosed about human rights and environmental conditions to trade. That last part was especially interesting to me in terms of how our policies are seen by other countries and how they affect other economies.

I'm not going to talk about any of my views or preferences because this isn't a political blog. But, among other things, this blog is about Thailand and I thought it'd be interesting to see what they think of the next president of the United States over there.  Enjoy your election night tv everybody!

- Brian


Yoli said...

I am relieved that we have chosen to look forward and have taken a chance.