Courtesy of C-SPAN2, I got to see the swearing in and the inaugural address in its entirety. So, I feel all caught up now. I also still feel like crap in a sack so I'll be spending another day in bed. Here's hoping this is the last of that, too.
The speech was powerful though not his strongest. But in that speech, and in all his exchanges throughout the evening, our new president repeatedly asked for everyone to be engaged and involved. I have never heard anyone ask so much for a true government by and of the people. Now it's time to get to work and see if the effort can outpace the rhetoric.
I'm way behind on reading blogs but I'm sure there's a lot out there from those of you who got to see it all in real time and I'm looking forward to reading those.
As for me, I can honestly say that I can't think of a time in my life where these words have ever meant more to me:
One nation, Under God
With Liberty and Justice
Yeah, there's plenty of people out there who aren't feelin' it and I can't help but feel a bit sorry for them. It's going to take as much effort from as many of us as possible to turn things around and I for one am signing on, ready and willing to do my part. Right after I blow my nose.