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Yep Knope

Modern Family and Melissa McCarthy may have taken home the Emmys this year, but my money’s on her in 2012.

This is one campaign I hope never ends.  (Sorry, Ben.)

Do you watch Parks and Recreation?  No?? Well, good Lord, man — start!  It’s one of the funniest things on TV.

Here’s a sample quote from last night’s show:

Waiter: Would you like any wine to start?
Leslie: Yes, and I’m gonna be direct and honest with you.  I would like a glass of red wine and I’ll take the cheapest one you have because I can’t tell the difference.

Woman after my own heart.

Vote Knope!

We are New York

I don’t normally talk politics.

But today, I’m breaking my rule…simply because this speech is too good not to talk about.

I highlight it not because of the candidate — although I did vote for him (full disclosure) — but because of his message of diversity.   I think the way he  structured his message is particularly effective as well.

(What can I say — I teach public speaking.  It’s interesting to me.)

Start watching at 5:35.

I, for one, am particularly proud to call myself a New Yorker today.

Because I, too,  believe that diversity makes us strong.