So, my husband flipped on the TV this morning to watch the inauguration ceremonies while I rolled over clutching the remote, prepare to jam the off-button in a rhetorical emergency.
I got all the way through Carter snubbing the Clinton's, Dick Cheney popping wheelies in his chair, Rahm Emmanuel fingers flap, and Billy Jeff Clinton desperately trying to arrange his features in an appropriate expression, failing miserably and flushing bright red at an inaudible remark by the Hildabeast.
It was pretty amazing to see the 'sea of humanity' at the mall, having spent many days there myself in organizer/activist mode. I heard that the crowd gave President Bush the proverbial finger, with a don't let the door hit your ass on the way out. I report that information second hand, as I did not myself witness it.
But the Daily News did have this cute piece of information:
"..After the inauguration ceremony, some in the crowd waved at the aircraft in the sky. Others, however, cheered when they heard a television broadcaster announce, "George Bush is no longer president of the United States." Still others in the crowd, broke into chants of "Na-na-na-nah, hey, hey, hey, goodbye."
Uplifting tone being set by the Democrats, eh?
As for THE SPEECH, - I was less than impressed with the stripped down, unvarnished, gloomy downer belted out over the Beltway. I thought Mr. President Barack Hussein Obama was going more for the inspirational tone or at least ONE line that I can remember to mock later.
No such luck.
Ya gotta love the girls! They sure love their Dad.
Oh well. Time to return to the Obamapalooza. I'll leave you with some comments by others.