Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hello! And Good Luck, Mr. President

Over the years, I have spent a good deal of time bitching about the state of the nation. "No, kidding!" you say. Truth is, I'm not even close to being done. But what does go without saying is how thrilled I am about today. I could go on and on about how momentous and historic today is, and how people will remember where they were when Barack Obama was sworn in as president. But we know that. If you've turned on the TV in the past week, you know this. I for one, will be locked in my office watching it streaming on the internet.

Here is the important thing: this man is willingly taking on today what has got to be the shittiest job in the world. Normally, one could view being POTUS as the top prize of jobs, but after eight years of destructive policy that just isn't true any more. So this is what I have to say to you, Barack Obama: thank you and good luck. Because you are going to need it.


mad said...

Hopefully, we'll be feeling the exact same way four years from. Because the alternative is too scarey to think about.

Jill said...

So true. He doesn't have much to work with, given the mess Bush left. I'm afraid people will expect too much, too soon. After all he is not a miracle worker. But I am hopeful that we will see significant changes. Good luck Mr. President.

Doug at Taunt Vortex said...

January 20 was so surreal. I couldn't believe it finally came. I just walked around all day, smiling.

Perhaps I'm being overly optimistic, but I'm thinking that Obama has the potential to be as great as Bush was horrid.

We'll see.

Incidentally, I'm a fellow Austin blogger, usually writing about humorous personal experiences, but I write some topical stuff too.

Drop by and say "hi".

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