Tuesday, January 20, 2009

my political obsession....

I can't really put my finger on what it is about them, but I just can't seem to get enough of American Politics...I have some weird fascination with it??? It doesn't make any sense, I don't really pay much attention to our own politicians...but man oh man I was just glued to the TV today for the inauguration.....

It started way back for me...remember the first time George Bush won....well I think I had a secret crush on AL.....Al Gore that is...I stayed up that night while they were counting and recounting all the votes down in Florida until about 4am...I just couldn't stop I felt so bad for Al and Tipper...(I think that is her name)...I couldn't take my eyes of the screen...and then the next day the same, until my (good friend by that time), AL finally conceded and good old George won the race.......

Now don't be confused I don't know a thing about politics, and quite I'm fine with that...I just love the drama...the Hollywood flair all the politicians have in the States...it intrigues me!! I love to see all the secret service men and women scanning the crowds for immediate threats, I want to know what Michelle is wearing today, how her hair is, how she walks and smiles and where her children are...or the new vice presidents wife...wow that is some blonde hair...I just find it so fascinating!!! I guess it is just such a totally different world for me, we just don't do this in Canada....I am ashamed to say it, but right at this moment I can't even tell you what Stephen Harper's wife looks like........ahh that is AWFUL.....

Now all joking aside, I too felt my eyes a bit watery when I say Mr Obama and his wife step out of the limo to walk a stretch down Pennsylvania Avenue so that the "normal" people in the bleachers could get a glimpse of them, the people who maybe hadn't given huge amounts of money to his party. The people that had stood out there in the freezing temperature just on the off chance that they might get out of the car..wow these people are PUMPED!....The American people are counting on him for so much, they are ready for change, they need change....We all are, I guess in some ways counting on this new government to make a difference....today was an amazing day for the American People...wow the first African American president...I'm sure many people never thought they would see the day. Faith will have been restored for many, today will go down in history!....

I'm glad I could witness history being made....
Happy Tuesday everyone
m

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree... I agree... I too was glued to the TV yesturday and found myself wiping tears away - what a moment. I loved watching Michelle watch her husband - such pride!

This new president has instilled such hope in so many ...even those of us beyond US boarders.

I don't pray often but as the president and first lady walked along Lincon Blvd. I prayed for their protection!

FYI
And... PM Harper's wife... Laureen very active in non-for profit organizations and a HUGE advocate for some great literacy programs .... she studied journalism and photography in Alberta ( tech school). Harper is her second hubby

Oh ya ...the Tories just cut fundinging to the literacy thing! ... nice eh?

She strives to stay very low profile as the media can be real wankers!!!!