Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Peaceful Power

I watched the inauguration yesterday with interest. Not because I voted for Obama and was thrilled to see him sworn in, because I didn't and I wasn't.

What was interesting to me was the peaceful transfer of power. I love that about our country! I see other countries that have riots, mass tortures, heinous acts performed after a new leadership takes over. I have never seen that here!

I watched the Bush's and the Obama's walk down together and then be exceedingly cordial with each other as the Bush's got into the helicopter to head to Andrews AFB to have their final good-byes with their friends. I was impressed with both couples.

Oh, for the next four years to be as cordial...I don't live under that delusion, but it was nice to see yesterday...

1 comment:

Gregg Stutts said...

I totally agree with you. The thing that struck me about yesterday is that once again we peacefully transitioned to a new administration...and the the loser of the election was not under house arrest or dead, he was right there in the middle of it all shaking hands and smiling.