Saturday, January 24, 2009

Inaugural Moments

Now the little things.

• How have I not realized what a hunk Obama is until now?!?

• How depressing is it that I am older than the President of the United States?

• Michelle Obama looked gorgeous. Green shoes and gloves. Gotta love it.

• The Obama girls are so cute. And they are going to be heartily sick of hearing that in about, oh, two more days, if they are not already.

• Thank goodness Joe Biden finally got a haircut. He was starting to look like a creepy lounge lizard.

• The John Williams piece was recorded days earlier so that we actually would hear music instead of indiscernible noise. And?!?! This is the biggest scandal the Press could come up with? They should shut up already.

I have always had crushes on both Yo-Yo AND Itzhak (two people I am not older than!). And actually on their instruments as well.

Get your mind out of the gutter!! I am talking about their cello and violin. Sheesh.

• The real scandal is that the Chief Justice of the United States flubbed the Oath of Office. Cut me a break. The words weren’t that hard.

• The crowd. Oh my God. I have been in Washington for the Million Mom March and numerous anti-war demonstrations (is anyone surprised?). Even having experienced shoulder-to-shoulder people in the Mall did not compare with what I saw on the television. It spoke volumes.

• Cheney in a wheelchair. The irony is priceless.

• I will always like Barbara Bush, even though she is defensive about W. I suppose someone has to love him, it might as well be his mother. I loved her brushing away any help as she was introduced. “I can do it, I can do it.” she snapped. And she did. My kind of girl.

• Hated Aretha Franklin. Sorry. Just can’t stand her anymore, she is like a caricature. And holy mackerel did I hate that hat. Yikes!! Scary!!!

• John McCain says he is ready to work with the new administration. Maybe he’s full of baloney, but I want to believe he is what he seems: a class act.

• More than anything I loved the fact that most people were excited. There were a few sore losers, I mean diehards. But even my parents, who can barely say the word ‘Democrat’ without hissing, were complimentary and optimistic.

That, my friends, is a miracle in itself.

If you have not seen it, here is Dick Cavett’s commentary from yesterday’s Times. He is so much funnier and smarter than I will ever be. But he takes the words right out of my mouth, point by point.


Happy Skinny Girl said...

A hunk? I've just realized it too! =)

L. Venkata Subramaniam said...

In many african tribes the oldest member of the community would automatically be the Chief. Now I know what that is to keep everyone happy in the knowledge that the chief is older than them :)

Marie said...

He is a hunk, isn't he Jessica?!?! Too old for you, too young for me and, alas, married. Sigh.

And someone who gets it about the Chief being younger!! That used to be my gauge for my secure place in the world of youth. The President and doctors were always older than I was.

And now? I am clearly on the downward side. :(

Stanley! said...

Joe Biden's haircut was a travesty! I was hoping he'd keep it that way and work the whole lounge lizard thing, with an open shirt, and possibly a gold medallion visibly nestled in his chest hair. I was very disappointed.

Marie said...

LOL! Good point Stanley!! At the very least it would have given the press something else to talk about.

And the entertainment value would have been priceless.

Anonymous said...

I like McCain, but then I like Obama also. In some ways I felt McCain would make a better president, but the country was so ready for a change that ...well, it was the right time not to go Repub for many. But yeah, BO is a hunk. I noticed it a long time ago.
The wife, eh, not so much to me.

Joe Biden still needs a makeover, but the hair cut was a start.

Marie said...

Thanks for your comment Mary. Thanks for stopping by.