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It’s been said millions of times in millions of places all over the world and all over the internet, but since I, a born cynic, burst into tears at an inauguration for goshsakes, I have to say it again.

Ladies and Gentlemen let us raise our glasses to PRESIDENT Barak Obama.
Sir, good health, long life, and a successful and prosperous presidency.

8 Responses to “Slainte”

  1. Val Says:

    Hear, hear!!!

  2. Gavin Says:

    The king is dead, long live the king. The Daily Show had the best take on the speech, HERE.

  3. SheriHi Says:

    Maybe it’s just me. After that amazing speech (he mentioned non-believers!), when Obama and Michelle were walking down Pennsylvania Avenue, all I could think of was: Get back in the car, do you want to get shot?!?

    Sigh… may this president serve his country for a full eight years.

  4. Margaret Says:

    >>Get back in the car, do you want to get shot?!?<<

    Oddly, Andrew and I were discussing the same thing later that evening. I was wondering if he was wearing body armor when he got out of the limo. Andrew figured not, because even though the president (hee hee) was dressed pretty thickly for the cold, he didn’t seem to be any more notably buff than usual. I though it was pretty careless myself, but Andrew pointed out that he and the Secret Service may have considered the option then discarded it figuring that anyone that was dedicated enough to plan an assassination in the midst of one of the biggest crowds of believers on the face of the planet, would probably go for a head shot anyway.
    Brother Barack.. keep your head down, man. Wear your body armor, and keep your body guards close. I keep thinking about Kennedy and Camelot…
    I hope I’m just too cynical.

  5. fisherbear Says:

    I read something about that: body armor is pretty thin these days, if you’re willing to pay a lot for it. Apparently the Secret Service does indeed armor the President when he goes out.

    The article I read didn’t mention whether or not they armor the First Lady, but with the way the press has been obsessing over Michelle Obama’s taste in designers, somebody out there probably knows…

  6. Animal Dave Says:

    Hey Andrew!

    It’s Dave Corboy — Chuck Vanatta and the former ninth-grade girls and I were commenting on this crazy photo of all of us at the library bench (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1353147&id=572926708) and, like, we were all asking, “where’s Andrew these days?” and Mike Feeney was all, “here’s his blog!” and so I trotted on over to invite you to the party.

    Join Facebook, we’re all having a hoot laughing at everyone’s hair. Oddly, yours is the only hair to have stood the test of time.

    Drop me a line at the email address above!


  7. BrownGoo Says:

    Darn it. Dave beat me again.
    I’ve officially swung the pendulum all the way to the right. At first I thought Facebook was the consumate evil. Now I see the light: it can be used for good. If it weren’t for facebook, I would have never found you after all these years. Take Dave’s advice and come to the dark side of connectivity. Hope to hear from you soon so we can catch up.

  8. SheriHi Says:

    Gotta say, Andrew, Facebook is useful, but it will make you feel old.

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