Okay, I’m all about embracing our new President, a new era and all that. I will pray for him and his family, and I’ll be respectful even when he messes up. Because he will. Because he’s human.
BUT I just need to make a point (or two). You already know how I voted in the election (van sticker). And I’m not in the mood to start drawing party lines, but you’ve got to admit something–the lovely and peaceful inauguration ceremony yesterday was a tribute to REPUBLICANS everywhere. Seriously. Now, I have some great, godly friends who are Democrats, and I’m sure they would have accepted a John McCain presidency with grace. But you can’t tell me that if McCain/Palin had been standing up there yesterday, there wouldn’t have been some (or a lot of) rioting. No way would it have been calm and peaceful and happy. No way. People would’ve been burning stuff and yelling profanities and knocking stuff over.
Case in point: the loser who vandalized the statue of George H. W. Bush in Houston yesterday. Come on, people. Are you serious? Get over it.
And I know for a fact that there would have been many Democrats praying for a President McCain and Vice-President Palin. But I daresay there wouldn’t have been millions. And I’m pretty sure there would have been more and more and more of the same whining and complaining we’ve heard for the last eight years.
I, for one, am glad to have a President that celebrities and liberals adore. Because the complaining is officially over. Because no one will dare say one negative word about him. You do, and you’re facing the wrath of the most influential people in the universe.
I’m a little worried for our President actually. He’s expected to save the world. And keep his little daughters grounded all the while. Oh, the pressure.
In other NON-POLITICAL NEWS…
1. We have a Caption Contest Winner! Except we don’t know who you are! Whoever signed in as Twitter Follower and thought that the camouflaged giraffe was saying, “I can see Russia from my house!” you get a prize! Please identify yourself. Gabe and I were both rolling when we read it. (Okay, so even that comment was a little political. No more politics!)
2. Gabe drove the girls to the bus stop this morning, and when they got out of the van, Livi accidentally slammed Ava’s hand in the door. Three of her fingers are pretty beat up. She came back home with Gabe for tylenol and ice, then he drove her to school. When I was younger, I shut my brother’s head in the car door. On purpose. I’m so sorry, Josh.
3. I’m looking for some sweet folks to join my informal/impromptu Promo Team for Expecting. If you’re sitting around the house all bored and stuff and wish you could help someone promote their new book, I have the perfect assignment for you! Let me know–or wait to hear more details.
Happy Wednesday, all! Hope your day is filled with beauty and excitement!