Good-bye arrogance, mendacity and superstition.
Hello optimism and competence.

I’m hopeful.

12 Responses to “Today”

  1. Lynn Says:


  2. geeky Heather Says:

    Hello abdication of personal responsibility!

  3. Administrator Says:

    Heather –
    Yeah, like when Donald Rumsfeld said “we know where the WMDs are” and then said it was all faulty intelligence.
    Like when Condoleeza Rice said aluminum tubes could only be used for uranium enrichment centrifuges, and when it turned out that they were being used for conventional rockets, she said “Well, we’ll never know what he really planned to do with them.”
    Nope, no abdication of personal responsibility in the past eight years. At all.

  4. bezzie Says:

    Hee hee, but ironically afterwards Mr. Arrogance was on a plane back to your neck of the woods!!! There goes the neighborhood!

  5. Kath Says:

    One of my friends had some interesting points on the timing of Obama’s inauguration, following the day after Martin Luther King Day. Definitely food for thought there.

  6. janna Says:

    Competence. Intelligence. What odd qualities to find in a leader…. I’m looking forward to it!

  7. Michelle Says:

    Hope for the best; plan for the worst. It’s worked for me so far.

  8. Bee Says:

    O-bama, !@#$ yeah! (to the tune of America, F— yeah!)

  9. Ellen-Mary Says:

    I’m with Michelle. As eloquent and intelligent as Mr. Obama is, and as amazing and emotional his inauguration was, he is still a politician. So I’m wary.

    It will be a nice change to hear the President speak and not cringe because his pronunciation and grammar are atrocious. I’m concerned that I may be cringing because of what he actually says though. I hope he actually is as wonderful as so many people think he is. It seems that there is a cult of personality that has built him up and I’m concerned about what will happen when he inevitably fails to live up to some of the outrageous expectations of him.

    It’s really nice to see a First Couple who obviously love each other and are an actual team. They are a wonderful family. One of my favorite moments was when he was done with his speech and he asked his daughter how he did.

    I wish him well. I am hopeful but I’m saving my pennies and stocking my pantry.

  10. marnie Says:

    I’m just thrilled to have a grownup in charge!!! Whooopee!

  11. Sheryl Zettner Says:


    Speaking of today, did I see you at the Asian Festival downtown this afternoon?

    If that was you, I didn’t get a chance say hello, so I thought I’d drop by your journal. Hope you are well!

    Best Wishes,

  12. Miss Scarlett Says:

    Total side note: Mendacity is a great word!