The Inaugural Debacle of 2009
1) We elected another MALE as President of the United States;
2) We elected another male who went to private schools growing up, attended Columbia University then Harvard Law (the Ivies) once again;
3) We elected another male, Ivy-League educated, who has more words behind him than actions;
4) We elected another male, Ivy-Leagued educated person lacking in much experience that despite the fact that we are engaged in 2 wars, and an economic downturn is holding a lavish inaugural celebration.
You may be saying, but Beth, this male, Ivy-League educated person allowing $170 million to be spent so the nation can celebrate together is different because of the color of his skin...our first Black President. This is a half-Caucasian/ half-African American, right? And I simply do not remember all the excitement when Condeleeza Rice ( a full African American, WOMAN) was appointed Secretary of State by George Bush, do you? So the joy and exuberance over Barrack seems forced at best.
It's true that I am a fiscal conservative, social liberal who voted for John McCain. Yet despite my age and wisdom that comes with age and experience, I am willing and open for a true change. If Barrack had told the nation that he was opting for a quiet ceremony with little money spent, less Balls than usual and ask if everyone would send their Inaugural donation money to food banks, battered-women shelters and maybe even to the neighbor who just lost their job, then I would say, WOW, this is a change we must all believe in !
Instead, we will all witness this massive show called the Inaugural Debacle of 2009.
It brings tears to my eyes......but not in a good way.