life : welcome, president obama
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Hi Everyone -
We really love the relationship President Obama has with the First Lady. We love that she was his boss and that their first date was to the movie Do the Right Thing. We love how they tease each other and took it right up to his being sworn in as President, today. Did you notice that when the platform was placed down for Michelle to stand on, just before he took the oath, Barack laughed and told her it was for her? As if there was some divine intervention, he then went on to flub the oath and she laughed. No harm done, but I'm sure she'll call him out on it later and so will their daughters.
It seems like he's going to be great. Calm, smart and inclusive, which is different than being tolerant. Grace under pressure. Annie was right when she sang "The sun will come out, tomorrow." It is tomorrow and the sun did come out. Other than the obvious, a highlight of the ceremony for me was the beautiful poem by Elizabeth Alexander. I'm sure President Obama's speech was beautiful, too. I listened, but didn't really hear a word. I will the second time.
PS President Obama, your GM Cadillac is fierce. We sincerely hope its strength will never be tested.