Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy thoughts

Obama’s inauguration speech was filled with promises to brave icy currents, endure storms, and keep our eyes on the horizon. There seemed to be one direct slam at the Bush administration …

“As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.”

The camera cut to Bush. He didn’t seem insulted. He seemed to be trying his level best not to laugh out loud.

From there, Obama proceeded on a long catalog of good intentions.

And whenever the camera cut to Bush, he still seemed to be fighting the urge to laugh.

I could imagine him thinking …

Yeah. You just try. Close Guantanamo. Stop the wars. Build roads and bridges and fight global warming. Clap your hands to together and make the economy come back to life just like Tinkerbell! Think happy thoughts! Go for it, pal! Heh-heh-heh. We’ll be waiting for that “change’ you promised us. You’ll see how easy it is. Yeah. I’d love to see you try ….

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