Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Looking Good

Alright. I admit it. I think a huge portion of the job of POTUS and First Lady is to look good and represent us well. I like that we have a president who is poised and thoughtful. I like that his wife looked really great today. (I hated the outfit she wore on election night.)

I like today's ensemble so much, I called my mom to let her know I was studying Mrs. O's outfit to determine how I could recreate it. Don't be surprised if you see me in a variation of today's outfit some time soon.

I was thinking today that college challenged me in two ways.
1. I took Biblical Literature. If a person can take that class without suffering a crisis of faith, he/she is golden. I'm glad I took it. It taught me that my faith is about a lot more than just the words of the Bible. I am not confined, if you will, to what is written in its pages.

2. My degree in Political Science taught me that, well, none of it really matters. There have been people that voted against every president that has been elected. They were probably really upset. But guess what? We have survived every president. Some of them have been great, some have been ok, some we needed distance to give a fair assessment of their work, some we knew immediately that they had done a great job.

We have a new president. For him, against him, he is ours now, and we have a long road to haul, so get over it. He is the 44th man to take this job. It is a small group of people who have taken on this incredibly hard role. It's not a job I think I could do, so I'm grateful that there are people willing to do it.

Oh, and I LOVE the neighborhood ball. Why didn't anybody do this before? It really is about the people. I am so glad that there was a party for all of the everyday people. He arrived at the Neighborhood Ball, first thing he says, "First of all, how good looking is my wife!" How cute is that?!)

And this concludes the closest I plan on getting to politics this calendar year.

1 comment:

  1. This is the best of all the inaugeration posts that I've read. Excellent!