Let’s face it: This news cycle, like so many others, has been pretty terrible. We needed something good to happen … and today, we got our wish, courtesy of National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke:
I became a U.S. citizen this morning. https://t.co/jza1dySXGD
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) February 23, 2018
This morning, at 8 a.m., I did something I’ve wanted to do for as long as I can remember: I became an American.
I first applied for a visa in early 2011, and since then I have slowly worked my way through the system — first as a visa-holder, then as a permanent resident (green card), and, finally, as a citizen. It feels odd finally to be at this point. I decided that I wanted to be an American on my first visit here at age three. Sure, at that point it wasn’t quite clear to me whether there was an America outside of Walt Disney World. But on subsequent visits, of which there were many, I discovered that there really was, and that it was a giant, rambunctious, beautiful place. Since then, I’ve never wavered in my ambition to be of it.
“My fellow Americans.” How sweet that sounds.
That’s music to our ears, too, Mr. Cooke.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) February 23, 2018
Excellent. Welcome, fellow American.
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) February 23, 2018
— Sean Hackbarth (@seanhackbarth) February 23, 2018
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) February 23, 2018
— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) February 23, 2018
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) February 23, 2018
Congratulations, brother. https://t.co/kgKdlWmh9V
— RBe (@RBPundit) February 23, 2018
Congrats, man, and welcome.
— IWantNothingHat (@Popehat) February 23, 2018
Congratulations, Charles. Welcome to our common home.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) February 23, 2018
Congratulations, my fellow citizen!!
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) February 23, 2018
Congrats! I remember when my wife got her citizenship a few years ago — it was truly an amazing experience.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 23, 2018
Congratulations and… "Welcome to the party, Pal" 😉
— Tom (@BoreGuru) February 23, 2018
is your accent gone now (jk congrats)https://t.co/EAQZ4lKtrT
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) February 23, 2018
Awesome news! Congrats! https://t.co/SLXWJR0RhH
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) February 23, 2018
Right on. Welcome to the team. https://t.co/TTW8728PAF
— terry schappert (@terryschappert) February 23, 2018
welcome to the cool people club!
— ????? ???? ???? ?????! (@BradEssex) February 23, 2018
Welcome to the best club in the world. ??
— Federalist Musket?? (@Patriot_Musket) February 23, 2018
Congrats, Charles. I am glad it is official, but there is no doubt in my mind that you have been an American for a long time. It’s people like you that truly make America great. https://t.co/xYezrVOjSn
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) February 23, 2018
Congratulations Mr. Cooke!
You are now OUR national treasure.
— Pete Kaliner (@PeteKaliner) February 23, 2018