Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

A few observations on a great day.

From the day you swaggered into town
In your cowboy boots and Supreme Court crown
You never admitted to being selected
Instead of, like others, duly elected.

Georgie Porgie puddin' 'n pie
Everybody wave good-bye
We're not so sorry to have to say
We won't miss you now you've gone away.

And, as the helicopter lifted off, the crowd sang that old song by Steam, "Na-na-na-na, hey, hey. hey, good-bye!"


Chris Wallace, Fox News: "I'm wondering if he's really the president, after flubbing the oath of office. This could end up in the courts."

Note to Chris: Don't look now, but your ignorance is showing.


Sen. John Cornyn (R. Texas) put a hold on the confirmation vote for Secretary of State, thus forcing a voice vote tomorrow. He's a big buddy of W's, and he wants to vote "no" for Hillary, for all the good it will do him.

Sen. Cornyn: Don't look now, but your malice is showing.

This is the same Senator Cornyn who voted no on gay marriage, stating, "If you allow gay marriage, next, somebody will want to marry a box turtle. (This may not be the exact quote, but it's close enough.)

Even in a wheelchair, Dick Cheney still looked like Dr. Evil.

Ted Kennedy had a seizure during the luncheon. But, he's ok. He has to be ok. I'm not sure we could have a good health care bill without him.
The inauguration of Barack Obama. I loved every minute of it!


Kay Dennison said...

LOL!!!! This is really excellent, Betty!!!

I had obligations today so I missed out on some of it. Been catching up since I finally got home. Now I'll be up half the night with stuff I need for a meeting in the morning. ARGH!!!!! Oh well! I can listen to the TV while I work.

kenju said...

I watched it all too, Betty, through laughter and tears. I sure agree about Cheney. Good riddance!

Peggy said...

Dick Cheney looked like a cross between Dr Strangelove and Mr. Potter from It's a Wonderful Life.

The thing that keeps irritating me about coverage is the fact that they keep referring to Obama rather than President Obama. If anybody hears that, will you please e-mail the network and complain?

Donna said...

Love your summary... You make me chuckle. I sat there and watched that damn chopper take off... the WHOLE live feed, thinking, "Peace OUT Bush!" Emphasis on the out.

What an awesome day. And awesome day. I love that he already launched a revampled whitehouse.gov website! Now if I could only get it to feed to google reader. :)

Anonymous said...

It was a great day. The only day that will top it will be the war crimes trials for Bush, Cheney, et al in the Hague.

Dianne said...

I've seen a few comments here and there about Obama - President Obama - messing up the oath. It was Roberts who, like the man who appointed him, can't freakin' read. President Obama knew the oath by heart and was waiting for the judge to get it right.

I hear Cheney may be cast as a Bond villian but the producers say he's too creepy. Remember that old gangster movie where they push the old lady in the wheelchair down the stairs?

I'm not at all ashamed to say I was hoping for that.

Darlene said...

Oh Dianne, how I would love to see Cheney's face as his wheel chair bounced down those steps. I'll bet the arrogance would be gone. (not that I would wish him any bad luck; well, maybe just a little. Hmmm.)

Incidentally, it was Richard Widmark who played the villan in that movie and he did it so well he became typecast, much to his sorrow.

Good Post, Betty.

Betty said...

Kay and Kenju: I hope you were able to watch the Obamas at some of the balls. Our president can dance! Michelle was hampered by her dress, I think. But, they looked like they were having a - well - a ball!

Peggy: I hope they don't keep calling him "Obama" without the "President" in front of it. But, you know the media.

Donna: I thoroughly enjoyed every moment watching that chopper take off.

Tincanman: I would love to see a few trials, too. I wouldn't count on it, though.

Dianne: Roberts didn't read it. He thought he had it memorized. I guess he didn't count on the "Inauguration jitters". That's the Supreme Court mentality, these days.

Darlene: I must admit to hoping that he would bounce down a step or two. That would have jolted the old pacemaker, wouldn't it?

Joy Des Jardins said...

I watched every minute of the day too Betty....and taped most of it. It was amazing....emotional...incredible....heartwarming...inspirational...hopeful...and joyful. Everything we desperately needed to hear and see...now comes the hard part....going to work to fix things....

Anonymous said...

Barak Obama did not fluff those lines! If you listened without seeing, I guess you would think he had.

Seeing the body language, it was obvious he knew that Roberts had made a mistake, and with humility and manners waited for it to be corrected!

I am not an American, but on Tuesday I wanted to be!

Betty said...

Joy: Well, he's off to a good, fast start.

Grannymar: I'm very relieved to have a new president. I hope that people in other countries are, too.

Dianne said...

Oh how Darlene made me laugh!!!
and yes! Richard Widmark - what a fantastic actor - I was trying to find his name but Google was busy googling somewhere else :)

Betty - I thought the oath was on one of those magical teleprompter thingies - I could have sworn I saw one
But it really doesn't matter - seems to only bother the press and the Republicans and they're all morons anyway