CHANGE starts today…

Yes, we can!

Today at 9:05 PST, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States.
It was truly a historic moment. To see an African-American taking the oath of office even made me – a white foreigner, who however will live and work under this administration – tingle with excitement.

Instead of working, all the people (who made it into the office today in the first place) gathered at the conference room around 8:45 a.m. to witness history in the making.
I wouldn’t have minded to take the day off and watch this all from the comfort of my couch, but sharing this moment with my co-workers (many of them African-American) was a wonderful experience.
For once, not only was it not a taboo to talk about politics at work, but it was almost required to be part of this inauguration.

This is not going to be an easy road for Barack Obama to travel, but I am hopeful that he’ll steer this country in the right direction.

Bush is history, for good.

  1. This was a good day today!! I was so excited, too, and watched it on TV (wish I would have been able to go to DC though).

    “Bush is history, for good.”
    I really hope so. I am afraid though we might see his brother, Jeb Bush, get the idea to run for president in 2012 or 2016.

  2. I am very excited for change. I think Obama’s speech was just right. He didn’t talk about issues that didn’t need to be talked about. He was very focused and sincere about fixing the huge problem which lies before us. I think he will do an excellent job as president.

  3. i think he will be a great president. and i remember my bf’s parents cry when he won the election since they didn’t expect to live when that would be happening. i know it’s a stoney road, but i think things can only get better,right? and i think his speech was touching.

  4. YESSS! bye bye bush, you won’t be missed. C was wondering if the helicopter maybe dropped him off around the next corner and they made him walk home to texas… :) i’m glad i had the chance to witness this day! xoxo

  5. The excitment, pride, and hope of yesterday is still coursing through my veins! I can’t describe what it felt like to have gathered with the majority of people at work to watch this history unravel before our eyes.
    I had a similair experince at work…The MOST touching thing of the day was seeing even outspoken republicans, anti-obama people (they abound in this RED state of Utah) feel the same thing I did while watching the inauguration, regardless of political lines. Yesterday, standing in that room…we were all Americans, and that is a memory that will remain with me always!

    Yay for change!!!

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