Thursday, January 22, 2009


It was the Thrill of Victory yesterday at 7th and Montana as the whole neighborhood, it seemed, caught Inauguration Fever. Personally, I've never seen such excitement -- or such high hopes -- over the U.S. Presidency. A record-setting 1.8 million people were crammed into the Mall to witness the event on Tuesday -- including several who made the trip from 7th and Montana -- but to me the best part of the new presidency is the impact it's already having on our nation's young people. A recent survey found that more kids than ever say they want to be President when they grow up. Genevieve brought the special "Inauguration Edition" of The Los Angeles Times to her class yesterday to review it with her students. I hope it inspires them more than their last project, a writing assignment where they were asked to offer advice regarding how the PTA should spend its money. Evidently, no one told them that the PTA doesn't have any money ...!


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

The inauguration was great, and the feeling seems to be strong. Hope that people are patient, change does not happen overnight.

Beth said...

Wow, that's super cool that some of your compadres got to go to the inauguration! What did they think?!

I totally agree--I think one of the greatest benefits we'll see from this Presidency is that kids who were never before inspired have seen that hard work and aspirations can bear fruit. A little inspiration never hurt anyone!

Hugs, Beth

Rose said...

Yes, I agree that the inauguration was amazing! I feel strong about our new President will make some serious changes that are so needed. Yes, it will take time.

Hugs, Rose

Saltydawg said...

If he fails, God help us all as we'll think it's the end of the world.