Tuesday, January 20, 2009

No humor today.

I did not vote for him, I did not support him but I cannot deny the import of this inauguration. Seeing President Obama place his hand on Lincoln's bible and take the oath of office well, the history was overwhelming. I wish him all the best in these hard, hard times.

I love this country.

4 comments:

Morgan the Muse said...

I did not vote for him either. But I did not vote for McCain either. I did not really care too much who won at the time, but I am glad of it. It was pretty exciting!

Kate said...

I work with a few people that also did not support him but also felt the same way. It really was a beautiful and inspiring thing to see (or, in my case, listen to on the radio while I was at work.) ;)

annest said...

I was among college students today, and most of them said they had never been a part of an inauguration. They were excited and engaged -- it was very refreshing to see. I did tell them that today was destined to be historic: We could have been welcoming our first woman president or our first woman vice president. Had that happened, the mall would have been filled with women crying about how important this day was in showing their daughters that anything is possible in this wonderful country. The women who fought for the right to vote and own property, as well as for reproductive rights and equal pay would have been lauded instead of those who fought to end slavery, and bring about equal rights for all. I also did not vote for President Obama, but I am impressed by him, and pray for his success; his successes will benefit this country. It's good to see that we are all rooting for him.

annest said...

On another topic, has anyone checked out the audition tapes for the happy cow campaign? It's too funny! Go to http://www.realcaliforniamilk.com/auditions/index.html

and vote for your favorite California cow!! The TV commercials are great.