Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Getting my history on!


What a day! It's going to be hard not to tear up watching this.

Shhh! I'm going to try and find a TV here at work. Don't tell anyone ;-)

I heard on NPR this morning that Obama has an 84% approval rating going in to the job. That is quite a mandate, much higher than the numbers of people who voted for him. What does that mean? Does that mean that the people who didn't vote for him secretly wished they could have, that something was stopping them? Abortion, gun control, gay rights, color? I think what those numbers mean is that despite feeling the need to vote for your beliefs, we are all in need of hope.

I'm very proud of Americans, and so happy that we have redeemed ourselves (somewhat)in the eyes of the world just by voting for this man. Now let's go out and support him, so he can be successful in his job.

Interesting fact: Obama is from the Lou ethnic group of Kenya which traces its ancestors from western Ethiopia.

PS Just kidding about the work thing, we all watched the inauguration on the TV in the front lobby!

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