Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Congratulations, Mr. President

Barack Obama is now, officially, President of the United States.

As for his speech, there was no way it could live up to this historic moment of the first black man taking the oath of offfice, and it didn't.

The speech didn't soar, but it was fine.

Drudge says Obama "flubbed" the oath but it was hard to tell if it wasn't the Chief Justice who messed it up. Still counts though.

It was great to see the Obamas and Bushes together as, per tradition, the new president saw the old one off.

There was laughter and there were hugs all around.

It was easy to see it was W. who was cracking jokes, keeping the situation light and fun. Good guy that Obama is, he followed George's lead.

A very nice moment.

UPDATE: Drudge now includes Chief Justice Roberts as a flubber.


Blogger steve mcdonald said...

doesn't matter who screwed it up, it was a moment of humility and to catch one's breath in a pressure-like atmosphere.

Now, if Olbermann starts his conspiracy theories....

January 20, 2009 at 1:53 PM 
Anonymous Bob said...

And so the attacks begin. Typical of what Obama can expect from Hannity, Drudge, Limbaugh, Randal, Carter, etc., etc., etc.

January 20, 2009 at 4:06 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

it wasn't an attack, really. Just a chuckle ovver the little overlap in the swearing in. My point is that as you slam fox news, MSNBC has easily become the counterpoint, and I wouldn't put it past olbermann to conspire that roberts intentionally screwed up obama's swearing in.

Yes, protect thy obama, I'm sure MSNBC, ABC and "O"NN will do so for you, bob.

January 20, 2009 at 6:20 PM 
Anonymous Bob said...

Update - Gil gives the speach a "fine", Pat Buchanan gives the speach a "fantastic". But then Buchanan also called Iraq an Imperialistic war. So what does he know.

January 20, 2009 at 10:02 PM 

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