Good stuff: one more thing.

I almost hate to distract from the Liam Finn clip below, but I was just thinking today that I miss those months when just saying the words “President Obama” gave me a thrill, the months when he was all possibility and no political disappointment, when I could wrap myself in the joy of watching us as a country moving forward, led by a man who I still believe will prove himself a great President.

But people are people, the POTUS among them, and people disappoint — especially people who are politicians serving 300 million citizens. And eventually, everything new becomes the same-old-same-old, and just hearing that this man in whom I so believe, this man who broke us free from the horror of the previous eight years, this man who proved that though we may never move beyond race, we can, as a nation, become more perfect — just hearing again that this man is my President no longer makes me grin like a schoolkid.

It’s been a long week. And today I learned (via Balloon Juice) that the Administration “will largely preserve Bush-era procedures allowing the government to search—without suspicion of wrongdoing—the contents of a traveler’s laptop computer, cellphone or other electronic device, although officials said new policies would expand oversight of such inspections” — and I just thought: Well, damn. I already miss the good old days.

And then I clicked over to my Balloon Juice buddy the Grand Panjandrum’s site , and found this clip of Brad Paisley at the White House. And yes gentle reader, I am now weepy, again. But in a good way.

Please note that President Obama and Mr. Paisley also get a little weepy as the clip moves along….

Have a great weekend! (And thank GP!)

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  1. Barack Obama is the first president my children will remember. That’s not nothing. It is imporant that young black boys are growing up and seeing someone that looks like them is the President its also that my kidss see him as president. Soon, I hope, my daughters will see someone who looks like them is president. So, sure, maybe things are moving as fast as we would like them to on the political front, but symbols are important. Sometimes that’s all we have. But that’s not nothing. Cheers! You have a a good’un.

  2. Lise

     /  August 28, 2009

    Thanks, Weeb.