Aretha's hat, Michelle's dress (without the green bow and shoes - didn't love that look, but loved the lemongrass dress), President Barack Hussein Obama's speech...these are a few of my favorite things from today. When I voted back in November, I thought of my mother from Dixons Mills, AL, who did not have the right to vote until 1964 and who was not alive to see this day. I thought of MLK, who prayed for the day when we would be judged by the content of our character, not the color of our skin. I thought of myself, and how fortunate and grateful I was to be able to cast my vote for a black man who is articulate and intelligent.
And Sarah Palin...remember when you mocked Barack Obama's experience as a community organizer? "Well, I guess a small time mayor is kind of like being a community organizer, except you have actual responsibilities." And Rudy Guliani, remember when you sneered about Obama's "work" as a community organizer. Guess what? That's what a community organizer does. They get out the vote and get their candidates elected. Now ya know.
Really, there are no words to express my joy over the election of our new President. Sasha Obama sums up the day for me--thumbs up!
And at 12:01, the White House website was switched over: http://www.whitehouse.gov/
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