Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Years ago I began seeing T-shirts and bumper stickers that said, simply: 1.20.09. Finally, that day has arrived, and it is wonderful to see the enthusiasm that Barack Obama's inauguration has cultivated among a significant chunk of the population.

I hope to hear a memorable speech today, but expectations for the inaugural address -- like everything else about Obama -- are extremely high. As a correspondent joked on The Daily Show last night: "Obama's speech will make the Gettysburg Address look like a bunch of simian grunting."

1 comment:

N.starluna said...

Yep. It was a good speech. Appropriate for the moment.