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President Obama

Tuesday, January 20, 2009



Today is not just any Inauguration Day. I keep thinking that I should say something profound, but I find myself wondering what I could say that hasn't already been said. Here we have something historic happening, our first black president, and there's only one thing I can think of that makes any sense.

Good luck, Mr. Obama.

I mean that sincerely. The president-elect will need a lot of elbow grease, sheer determination and pure luck to deal with the cow patties the outgoing administration has left in the White House. A horrible economy, a dissatisfied public and a lingering war in Iraq mean that he'll need every ounce of will he has to make things right once more. And not just within the United States, within the world, where the court of public opinion has steadily taken us from "annoying know-it-all neighbor" to "Oh. Them." He'll have to deal with a domestic situation that would make a strong man blanch while juggling cracked international relationships, praying all the while that none of them break. He'll need a strong cabinet, a Congress that backs him, and the willingness to listen to the people that no other president has ever had.

So, good luck, Mr. Obama. I look forward to seeing how you handle the challenges ahead of you. Something tells me you're up for the job.

P.S.: I love this:

"Rosa sat so Martin could walk; Martin walked so Obama could run; Obama is running so our children can fly."




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1 comments:

  1. Monica Burns said...

    With a 78% approval rating at the moment, he's definitely the man of the hour. I'm filled with so much hope and joy at the moment. It's like this nation is being healed. It's clear he can be tough too. I loved his warning to terrorists. It was almost like saying, don't push us or we're gonna smack down. A great day today.

    January 20, 2009 at 8:31 PM  

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