29 April, 2009

One Hundred Bottles of Beer on the Wall

One hundred bottles of... Oh, wait a minute.

It's not bottles of beer on the wall. It's one hundred days in office for Barack Obama. Wow! That anniversary seems to have come really soon. Has it really been 100 days?

I remember when I first heard the name Barack Obama way before the campaign for the presidency - probably when Mr. Obama was running for election to the US Senate in Illinois. I thought at that time that that was a really strange name and that he probably wouldn't go far in politics with a name like that.

Now that he's been our President for 100 days, it seems like the most natural thing in the world to say "President Barack Obama". And, that he's black. What a non-issue that is. I mean, it's cool that he's black and has a non-traditional name, and that he's our President. This alone makes it seem like we as Americans are once again part of the family of man, part of the world community and taking a proactive and forward-looking role in that community.

I like the feeling of unity, of togetherness that I get when reading about what Mr. Obama's administration is doing. There seems to be so many good things happening.

It wasn't unusual with the last administration to read some headline and think - What has America come to? This isn't or shouldn't be us. It always felt like the train was in danger of falling off the tracks, and in many cases had, in fact, fallen off the tracks and was trying to go in reverse.

With Mr. Obama's administration thus far, I feel that not only is the train on the tracks, but there's a momentum building for more and better accomplishments that will continue to make us all proud, once again, to call ourselves Americans.

Congratulations on your first 100 days, Mr. President, and, thank you.

Now, with that, I do happen to have some cold Belikin in the fridge. If you do make it down here to visit Belize and Prime Minister Barrow, and if you happen to make it up to Corozal, feel free to stop in. It'd be my privilege to shake your hand and to share a Belikin with you.

So, how's that for tying in the hundred bottles of beer thing?


sandy a said...

i agree with you. So far I think he's doing the best job he can, considering the mess that he was given.

Dave Rider said...

Hi Sandy,

Yeh, no lie - what a mess. Two wars, huge deficit, constitution being buried, torturing as US policy... What else could go wrong? Ok, let's throw in flu just for grins. Who'd want a job like that? Not me in a million years.