Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Go Get 'Em...Make Us Proud...
A New Presidential Administration...

The Inauguration of President Barack Obama was held today, and from what I saw, it, was A Large Event Indeed. And We Now Have A New Leader. And there is hope. Hope is a fragile thing, yet it is one of the human race's strongest instinctive attributes. The Hope that things will get better, whether in government, our own personal lives, or whatever else, keeps us going, gives us a reason to get up every day. Look, I don't expect miracles, not at all, from this New Administration. Our form of government is monolithic, and it takes ages to get things done. For instance, Hillary Clinton's Secretary of State has been held up by one, that's ONE member of Congress, and these things happen. Eventually, (or sooner) a decision will be made on THAT, and Things Shall Proceed.

You know, I don't see 'Black' when I watch President Obama (how strange it is to actually type 'President Obama'); I see a President who may just be capable of being a President for All of us, regardless of race. Maybe some good can come of this; maybe our country will get less ignorant and more tolerant. Certainly, no one can be forced to approve of another's race, orientation, belief system or cause, but we can certainly do a better job of Respecting Each Other, and I really do hope that happens in our country. So how about that...I'm at least faintly patriotic.

For the first time in my life, our nation has a President who's younger than I am. Now I feel Really Old. But I hope he does well. I hope the Presidency is treated with reverence and respect, not only by the public, but for the person who holds that office. All indications right now say that's possible. Of course, the post-Watergate media will be seizing and magnifying every little thing the best they can; in this age of 24-hour news, I wonder just how much of it I should take seriously. Most of all, I want President Obama (still feels weird to type that) to do well. I really do, especially after the last Eight Years...

So what if he doesn't succeed at everything he tries to do; isn't that what Life is All About? I'm all about seeing 'Effort', a 'Willingness' to Change An Approach when Said Approach isn't working. There's certainly a lot of fixin'-uppin' that needs to be done, already, and some of that's being done. The whole Gitmo thing's being re-analyzed, and a sort of 'Halt' has been applied to some things President Bush tried to do in a last-minute-before-leaving-office sort-of way. This should be a very interesting ride our country's going to be taking these next few years. As Tim Russert might've said, "Go Get 'Em...Make Us Proud". Mr. President, I wish you all the best. Just don't let Joe Biden speak out too often on anything; I kinda shudder whenever he opens his mouth (I think that could be called the 'Palin Effect'?).


Make Us Proud, Mr. President...

Look at the Prezzidential Countdown Clock off in the left margin of this blog; it was my idea to insert the words "Bush Term Ends", back about three years ago. I didn't know what would happen when it expired. Someone programmed-in the word, "YAAAY!" I was surprised to see that. I do wish Mr. Bush all the best in his retirement...but it was time for a change. It really was.

4 Comments:

Blogger MarmiteToasty said...

Hoping this change will altimately bring about a more peaceful world for my sons to grow and eventually raise kids of their own..... probably to late for me though lol

x

10:30 AM  
Blogger MarmiteToasty said...

ultimately...... grrrrr..

x

10:30 AM  
Blogger some guy who blogs said...

Hey, Marmee, well, we live in our times, I guess...and we muddle thru day after day. I am encouraged by our New President, and I hope he does well. Lord knows he can't be any worse than the last Prezzident we had...

7:22 PM  
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9:39 PM  

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