January 20, 2009

A New Day is Dawning

Today there was a pretty big event in the greater DC area. You may have heard about it.Yes, President Barack Obama was sworn into office (albeit with botched words thanks to Chief Justice Roberts' decision not to use notes) and became the 44th President of the United States of America.

Several musicians performed numbers at the swearing-in ceremony, some more impressively than others. And I thoroughly enjoyed the invocation and benediction (did the word Rameumptom cross anyone else's mind?).On the flipside, President Obama's speech was excellent. He didn't sugarcoat how difficult things may be and the perilous times in which he takes office. He didn't toot his own horn or take jabs at President Bush's administration. So what did he do? He gave us the truth, and he reminded us that the USA is as strong as its people. That we have been in dire situations before and we have overcome. That we already possess the tools necessary to rise again and be the country we should be. He invited us all to join together and do our part. Well done, President Obama. Count me in.

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