Tuesday, January 20, 2009
A new President
It's official, Barack Hussein Obama is the 44th president of the United States of America. And yes, I'm so upset I'm crying. No surprise to anyone who knows of my crying record to date. :)
I did catch the AMAZING musical number (no, not Aretha Franklin) that was composed by John Williams and featured Yo Yo Ma, along with a violinist, clarinetist, and pianist. It was called "Simple Gifts" and was absolutely beautiful. Can you imagine sitting there as all these stars and famous composers and poets are performing just for you and realizing you have 4 more years of this kind of treatment? THAT would be awesome. Even if you do manage to stumble and mess up the presidential oath, which you would think you would memorize ahead of time to make up for nerves and such. But hey, maybe "technicalities" aren't the priority of this incoming president. Well, I won't go into all that right now as I believe it will unfold itself shortly and over the next four years. Welcome to the presidency, Mr. Obama. Just try not to screw it up too much, ok?
A side note, you know, I was just thinking that if John McCain were black it would have confused a lot of people and they wouldn't have known WHO to vote for. It would have put the election on more of an even ground, I think. Just a thought.
Posted by Salsa Mama at 9:28 AM