Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Inauguration Day!!!


This Time cover is well known by now, and it was quite prophetic as it turns out. Today is inauguration day and a joyful day for so many. For those of us who supported Barack Obama from the grassroots level on up, for those of us who will celebrate our first African American president, for those who simply look forward to a change of power in Washington, today is a day to celebrate. To celebrate diversity, history, new directions.
While it's unfair and unrealistic to expect Obama to unravel all of our massive problems in a flash, for me it is comforting to know that a politician I believe in will be taking the helm. For eight long years I've waited for whomever might step in to take over from the Bush administration, and I could not be more pleased that America came together under a common purpose and a common leadership and common inspiration and put the majority of their votes behind Obama.
Today is an exciting day, a hopeful day, a joyful day. An historic day for every one of us no matter what party, race, religion, or location. Happy Inauguration Day!!!

17 comments:

  1. Amen, Andi!! In one hour. . . :-)

    Lezlie

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  2. Whenever I think of it I always think of Rory Gilmore and what she must be up to now.

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  3. Happy inauguration day to you too! :D

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  4. "Today is an exciting day, a hopeful day, a joyful day. An historic day for every one of us no matter what party, race, religion, or location. Happy Inauguration Day!!!" Great words, and even over this side of the pond, where we tend to be so insular, it's been a great event. Good Luck, America.

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  5. Happy Inauguration Day! Cheers to eight years of huge change!

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  6. My boss set up a television in the board room today so that we could all watch the inauguration. I was glad to be able to see it. Impressive first speech. I hope and pray that he is as successful a leader as we all want him to be.

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  7. I have never been so happy or so hopeful. I went across the street to watch the speech at a great restaurant and will be glued to the tv when I get home tonight!

    Congratulations to our country!

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  8. Wahoo! I worked from home so I could watch it live and was glued to the TV from 9 to 4. I thought I'd get emotional but I mostly laughed and cheered (scaring my cat) and grinned like a mindless idiot at the TV. What an amazing day! The crowds were astounding. And I can't wait to see the numbers of TV/computer viewers...they say this might be the most viewed event EVER - even beating the last episode of Mash!

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  9. I worked from 7-10 and then headed home so I could watch the entire day's events. What a thrill. I cried and smiled and was overjoyed with hope and pride for what the next four years may bring. A fabulous day, indeed!!

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  10. There are lots of us on the other side of the world who are cheering and celebrating with you!

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  11. Absolutely, he may be the US President but this is going to impact the whole world, so we're watching. Here's hoping he lives up to what we all need him to be.

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  12. Amen!! I had tears in my eyes yesterday!!!

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  13. I caught a tiny bit of the beginning of the ceremony on my way to work yesterday, but had to wait until later that evening to catch the rest of it. It certainly was a momentous day.

    I don't envy President Obama the job ahead of him, but I do have hope that he is the best man to hold that office right now.

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  14. HERE, HERE! Great post Andi, brought a tear to my eye all over again. Well said...

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  15. It was an exciting day and we all need the boosting of morale, although change really takes time. I'm glad to see how people of all races and ages were unified in joy. Yesterday all the main entrances of the buildings on campus were decorated with blue ribbon saying "Thank you Mr. President."

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  16. Hear hear! I got pretty sniffly watching the inauguration; and I've been trying not to get my hopes up too high. I felt so heartened when I saw that Obama actually closed Guantanamo. He said he was going to, and then he did! Amazing!

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