Hey, It’s Our Country, Too

We’re pretty much “newsed” out around here, having watched the inauguration festivities all day. There’s a funny moment going on right now at the Commander in Chief Ball for the military, with the new President interviewing some Illinois National Guard troops stationed in Iraq on a big screen via Skype or something like that. He’s been asking the troops the most important question of all for people from Illinois: whether they root for the White Sox or Cubs. All but one of the soldiers questioned has turned out to be a Cubs fan, much to the President’s comically clear frustration.

Earlier in the day, the inaugural address had some surprising moments, including this one that made my ears perk up: “We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus – and nonbelievers.” It’s heartening to see a President actually acknowledge that not only do nonbelievers exist, but that this is, in fact, our country, too. Sadly, I don’t think that’s ever happened before in my lifetime.

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2 Responses to “Hey, It’s Our Country, Too”

  1. coffee Says:

    Obama took up his office with a lot of class — a good way to start

  2. Tea Says:

    That explains why you title the “about me” with “My Manefesto”

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