So, awright, we have a real new president. Some in the kommentariat found his Inaugural Address “average”. Others, such as the NYT’s editors, gave it carefully weighted yet eloquent praise. I enjoyed the sobriety, the quality of the language, not too everyday, not too clerical or esoteric. Above all, I like the call to collective responsibility and Obama’s view we don’t need to choose between our security and our principles. In other words, no torture. The Statue of Liberty can uncover her eyes, wipe her tears of shame. And maybe join the crowd and cry for joy a little.
Back to work.