1.20.09 is for 44

JANUARY 20, 2009
It's official, Barack Obama is now the President of the United States. It's a time of opportunity and, yes, hope. And hope is what we desperately need after these dark years. And for me, even more notable than Obama's inauguration is the goodbye to the 43rd president. The long and hard years with Bush at the controls has been damaging to our nation. Very damaging. With Bush, we've found ourselves accepting torture, pre-emptive war with another nation, destruction of our right to speak freely and our civil liberties, the shrouding and coverup of presidential matters, and the list continues on.

The sun is shining down in Washington, DC. And at least for today, it's a very good day. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

filed in Current Events | by Christine at 9:52 AM on 2009-01-20