Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Hope: The Inauguration of Barack Obama
I have been ashamed to be an American at various points in my life. But for the last eight years, my shame has not abated for even one day.
I am hopeful on this day, in this place, at this time, for my country.
I set my alarm for 3 o'clock in the morning to watch all the coverage of this historic event. I just heard on CNN that aides and staff will be getting to work right after the swearing in at noon today.
On the agenda are closing Guantanamo Bay prison, torture, and ending the international gag order for birth control funding around the world. Excellent start.
I only wish Martin Luther King Jr. was alive to see this.