Tuesday, January 20, 2009

And There Was Much Rejoicing Around The Land

It’s a bright new day for America. The crowds packing the National Mall are truly something to behold. I don't ever recall a presidential inauguration like this one, but of course that's because there has never been a presidential inauguration like this one.

The feeling of excitement, anticipation, yes I hate to say it, hope that is in the air today is palpable. Even at Centennial Hospital, where I spent this morning for my yearly ounce of prevention, had every television tuned to CNN and the inauguration. And every eye in the waiting room was glued to the set.

Meanwhile, Dick Cheney is in a wheelchair and Pappy Bush is walking with a cane.

Irony has returned.

Time to turn the page, America. Get ready for a brand new day.