Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tuesday 01/20 A.M. Quickie:
Obama, Obama, Obama

Today is the biggest, proudest, most momentous day of my lifetime, at least my lifetime as an American.

That said, the moment defies superlative, defies hyperbole.

It is impossible for me to do it any justice. (Just watching the pundits on the morning news shows, you see how absurd it is to even try.)

There are the obvious sports tie-ins -- Obama as Fan-in-Chief (today's SN lead item), the tie-ins to the No. 44 (I have my own tribute).

The sports angle is cutesy, but I am far more heartened that we are entering a new era where smart is cool, competence is valued, execution is everything.

Otherwise, it largely defies description. It is just something to marvel at, to wonder at -- collectively -- like those images of the crowds on the Mall right now.

The moment is simultaneously intensely personal and entirely national. I'm left with the utterly inadequate: Wow.

-- D.S.

3 comments:

Matt said...

I have thought this through a number of times and still don't get it....

How is pickup basketball "the official national pastime"?

I will give you, its the new president's favorite pastime, but how does this alter the pastime of the entire nation? When George HW Bush enjoyed playing horseshoes, was that the new official pastime?

Like I said, I don't get it.

Peter said...

"Today is the biggest, proudest, most momentous day of my lifetime, at least my lifetime as an American.

That said, the moment defies superlative, defies hyperbole."

Wait - what did Tebow do today?

Adelante4 said...

Cool post dude. Obama is the man. The inauguration ceremony was excellent i thought!


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