January 20, 2009

It seems only natural to post about the happenings in Washington, D.C. today. Thing is, I haven’t seen much of it yet. There was an inservice day today, and while I had the CNN/Facebook thing up on my screen, I wasn’t near my computer much. Because the fact of the matter is that while history was in the making, I was attending meetings and getting my classroom ready for Chinese New Year.

So, I can’t comment on all the hoopla yet. Was it worth the estimated $170 million? The historic significance of this day is not lost on me–it is a moment to remember. Last night, a contemporary of Dr. Martin Luther King was interviewed, and he stated that President Obama was born during the Civil Rights movement. 47 years later, an African American is elected President of the United States. That is huge and important, and gives me hope for America. I don’t agree with President Obama’s take on a lot of issues. I can only hope that this momentum of hope continues to keep people engaged and involved, and that all voices may be heard.

I do believe that Barack Obama is the first non-animated celebrity that MAM has become aware of–earlier this fall, she noted his ability to keep his pants dry. Last week, she saw his picture and exclaimed, “That’s Barack Obama! He’s the president of speeches!” I didn’t know that she knew the word speeches…..

5 Replies to “January 20, 2009”

  1. Ha! The president of speeches AND dry pants. No wonder we love him so.

    Seriously, tho, I gag every time the talking heads yak about the cost of the inauguration, or the cost of security… it’s like a nanosecond worth of W’s war. And it’s a SPECTACULAR moment in American history, so yes, of all the STUPID #@!! things our tax dollars are squandered on, I have no problem adding this inauguration to the list.

  2. Good point, Nancy. The more I saw, and the more I think about it, ‘the peaceful transfer of power’ really should be celebrated. I think the US tends to take it for granted, but it is an incredible thing.

  3. Lily is crazy about the Obamas. I don’t know what it is, but she just loves them. And MAM talking about him keeping his pants dry is still one of my favorite things ever. 🙂

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