Deja Vu – I hope Not

January 19, 2009 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

assassin I am so looking forward to Barack Obama’s inauguration as President of the United States of America tomorrow. I am looking forward to it almost as much as I am looking forward to being rid of that bumbling buffoon George W. Bush!

I just hope that Barack is granted a full period of time in which to deliver. I understand that the security around the new President will be unprecedented. And, this is not just in relation to the new Presidential car which has been nicknamed “the Beast” and described as a “rolling bunker” capable of withstanding a rocket-propelled grenade – which is probably a good thing given the amount of US military he will have around him and their track record for instances of friendly fire.

I believe that this emphasis on security is probably only sensible. In a world full of fools and a country full of guns and extremists of every colour, creed and insanity, the first President of colour (black) must be at risk.

I hope that it is not tempting fate, therefore, that Obama has chosen to align himself so closely with former President Abraham Lincoln. He who freed the slaves. Barack’s theme will echo “A New Birth of Freedom” made famous in Lincoln’s Gettysberg Address in 1863. He has already emulated him by retracing part of Lincoln’s train journey from Philadelphia to Washington for his own inauguration.

Let us hope, please gods, that he does not emulate him in other ways – such as by catching an assassin’s bullet. So many of us have too much hope invested in him! Take care.


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