>The Obligatory Inauguration Post

>I hope when I grow old and have children the don’t ask me, “Mommy, what was Barack Obama’s inauguration like?” Because I will have to answer, “I don’t know honey. I couldn’t watch because I was in class, then on the metro and then in a micro and then teaching a one-to-one lesson for my TEFL certification course.”

Oops. It’s not that I didn’t remember that today was the inauguration. It’s just that I didn’t really take the time to check when exactly it was, or think about the time difference between here and the US.

I understand that President Obama’s inauguration is historical. He’s the first black president, he’s assuming office after 8 years of Bush’s failed policies, he ran an historic campaign, yaddah yaddah yaddah.

But what is more important to me is his performance now that’s he’s in office. Yes, the pomp and circumstance is nice and fun, but when it comes down to it, the US is in the middle of one of the biggest economic crises EVER, so it seems a little silly to be spending all this time, energy and money for a party. I guess I’m a little cynical, huh? Maybe if I had invested more time and energy myself into getting Obama elected I would feel differently. But being from one of the bluest states in the union, it honestly did not matter whether or not I even placed my vote that day. (Okay, now it’s confirmed. I’m cynical).

Anyway, the point is, of course I’m happy that Obama is president and not McCain. I believe that he will make a positive difference for our nation. I’m just more interested in watching how he performs throughout his four years as president than a parade on TV.

Call me an aguasfiestas, but that’s how I feel.


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