Posts Tagged ‘politcs’

Renewed faith

The beginnings of Gitmo

There was no reason not to believe that our egregious treatment of detainees was the Bush administration’s fault, but it’s nice to read how the military initially reacted to the task at hand (managing detainees) and to highlight exactly where the blame needs to fall – not on the servicemen and women, but the civilian administrators who ordered harsh treatment and denied the Geneva convention.

Even though I knew that the Obama administration would be a huuge change in tone and message from the Bush administration, it’s always nice to get shining reminders of that fact and to realize we’re hopefully returning to an America with integrity.

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Do-over!

Re-administration of the oath of office

I know reporters are supposed to be unbiased, but I love the line 

“After flubbing his one role on Inauguration Day — administering the oath of office to Obama — Roberts traveled to the White House to re-administer the oath.”

At least they’re sure now

Inauguration fever

Although I am in Paris, I had a wonderful inauguration evening.  I watched it in a crowded Canadian bar full of American students.  It was the quietest I’ve ever heard a crowded bar.

The oath upset me, I already don’t like Justice Roberts, why couldn’t he get it right?  This is one GOOD thing he might do in his career and he flubbed it.

I thought the speech was good, but not as moving as some of his others.

Here’s my post-mortem

Did Obama really sport a bullet-resistant suit? (that was the article I got to following links from other websites, I have no idea if it’s true or not)

The speech Obama gave Sunday at the Lincoln Memorial was also a good one…

My favorite moment (which was actually after the fact):

The first couple’s first dance to Beyonce’s cover of “At Last” (which was really quite good).  I know it’s more of a love song, but I like the double meaning and how happy they look dancing. 

All in all, as exciting as it would have been to be in Washington, I wouldn’t’ve gone down to the Mall, it was waaaay too cold and crowded.  I mean, traffic jams at 5 am?  There’s a much better view from the TV…