California Councilman Sworn In With His Captain America Shield [Video]

Surprisingly enough, something that wasn’t depressing happened in politics this week. On January 26, noted comic book fan Lan Diep held a Captain America shield while taking the oath of office as a San Jose, California Councilmember. In an interview with NBC Bay area, Diep explains:

I think Captain America represents…embodies the ideals of America. And those are the kind of things I’m hoping to strive for: Equal justice, fair play, and, democracy. …I think it’s a symbol of what’s positive…in this darkened political landscape. …I wasn’t trying to protest the president, but it’s a reminder of what America aspires to be. …In that way, realizing that this is the landscape I’m stepping into, I wanted to shine a ray of optimism and levity.

Naturally, some were skeptical given these uncertain times:

Not me though—Captain Councilman is the kind of hero we need right now.

(via Laughing Squid)

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