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1-20-09 A Message to President Barack Obama on His Inauguration

Posted by Sean on January 20, 2009

And what am I getting on the same day as the inauguration of the United States’ first black president? That’s right! A root canal! Hope that ain’t a harbinger of things to come… but with the mess that George W. Bush left us, I’m afraid it is.

Anyway, on to today’s post. I actually wrote it less than a week after the election. I was thinking about everything that Barack Obama (“It’s the 2009 President! Now available in black.”) would have to deal with during his administration and all the unfinished business that Bush had left for him. I never was wildly enthusiastic about him as a presidential candidate, and I guess I was reviewing the laundry list of this nation’s woes as an antidote to the exuberance of the time…

And this scene from Star Wars IV: A New Hope just popped into my head.

The message is simple, Mr. President: You have a one-in-a-million shot to fix the nation. Don’t fuck it up.

Special Edition Revisited fan edit of A New Hope courtesy of Adywan. Video courtesy of Doorhenge.


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