It’s over; it’s begun

A friend called me. He asked if I wanted him to bring the champagne to my lobby or if I wanted to come over to watch the inaugural. This is a friend who in 2004 told me Obama would be the next president. Fortunately half the office is out at a meeting and I could. I went over and we cheered the moving truck at the white house and toasted Biden taking the oath and toasted Obama taking the oath and then called all tearful during the speech. I don’t know if it is true or not, but my friend tells me that Obama’s staff is heading to the White House as soon as he says “So help me God.” Great. Let’s get to work.

The long night is over, let the healing begin.


2 Responses to “It’s over; it’s begun”

  1. January 20, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    I see little hope for healing in Obama’s election. IMHO it was a drastic, wrong-headed knee-jerk reaction to W’s Presidency as it was portrayed by the MSM. We had the same thing years ago – it saddled us with Carter.

  2. 2 jon
    February 3, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Your humble opinion is duly noted but I find it insulting. If you assume that the election was merely a knee-jerk reaction then you assume that everyone, or nearly everyone, who voted for Obama was incapable of making a rational decision.

    I did not vote for Obama in a knee-jerk reaction to George Bush. I WILL readily admit that having no president would have been better than having George Bush steer the ship of state. The man should be prosecuted…IMHO.

    Still, I don’t hold W against the Republican Party. He was not a typical GOP party member by a long shot. I voted for Obama because he is the smartest man to run for the office of president since Clinton. IMHO a smart president is a good idea and a refreshing change. Conversely, the Republicans offered us John McCain and Sarah Palin. Please.

    I know, as you do, that the country is in a terrible place but I have never been more comfortable with the person in charge in my adult life. I might add, just fyi, that I am a white, 54 yr. old male and thus not a member of the typically quoted demographic.

    I truly believe that some people are just conservative and some are liberal – and that’s ok. What I DON’T think is that everyone who voted in opposition to my beliefs was duped or made a knee-jerk decision. I also believe that if no healing can take place it will be because of Republican politics as usual. Since the rise of Gingrich, the GOP has had an agenda to attack the Dems instead of the problems America faces. This is a golden opportunity for them to prove they’ve changed – by doing just the opposite of what you suggest and allowing the country to heal -by making the country their first priority instead of the GOP.

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