Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Splendid.

Jessica and I stood out this morning in front of Sproul Hall with ten thousand people watched our President being sworn in. The Straw Hat band played and a drum circle broke out after the ceremony. Dick and GWB (and Warren when he said "civil liberties") were only hissed; the First Kids were cheered.

In a place renowned for socialist tendencies and some way left-ist politics, everyone around us threw back their heads and sang the national anthem, unapologetic for that damn unattainable high note (“Fahhhh-rrrreeeeeee”) that unifies us all.

Good luck and thank you, Mister President. I am so glad. And now we all go to work.

1 comment:

Mnmom said...

All those symbols of America belong to all of us, and I use them with gusto: the flag, the songs, etc.