Wednesday, January 21, 2009

And we have a new president!


I will quote what a Swedish author wrote on her blog yesterday:

"Today, a law professor will become the president of the United States of America. Not an old cowboy actor, not a rich spoiled brat who likes to kiss Saudi oil princes, but a well-educated history buff from the middle class, who is also a lawyer and a teacher."

I think that pretty much sums it up. Watching the inauguration ceremony this morning (yesterday morning, I guess I should say), it was amazing how Barack Obama managed to tie everything together. He reached out to faraway lands and spoke to the whole world when he said that from now on, America will be different.

Of course, it was awesome to hear him throw in a hint or two towards the former Bush administration and the reasons for why this country has been going downhill. We all know it; it was just nice to hear someone say it so bluntly, someone who was standing merely five feet away from George W. Bush. And Bush could do nothing, but smile, wave and depart on Trooper 1.

Bye, bye, Bush. May Obama never do what you did to this country.

1 comment:

Anne Sofie said...

I love his speech. Rhetorically it was perfect for the situation, and he performed it so well! Mr Obama certainly means hope, not only for the US but for all the world. His task is awfully tricky, but noone else would have half the chance to succeed.