It amazes me, the resiliency of this country. People spend time and time again, bashing each other for their political or philosophical beliefs. We debate and elect new leadership–which at this point is a fairly polar proposition, nearly half-and-half.
And then comes the magical day where it all comes to fruition: the peaceful transition of power known to few places in the world.
Say what you want about Bush or Obama, but the way this country is able to handle such power transfer is absolutely astounding. Even as a citizen who has voted in the past three elections now, it truly has me in awe how great this nation is.
Of course, I think it would’ve been cool if Bush or staff had done something cool, like leave “change” in the presidential desk–it certainly would’ve been far less destructive or disruptive than removing all ‘W’s from keyboards 😉
Beyond all of that, though, I was checking out the new White House website, particularly the “Agenda” section that I’ve linked to here about Iraq…
“Barack Obama and Joe Biden believe we must be as careful getting out of Iraq as we were careless getting in…”
I mean, W.T.F?!?! His first day in office, and that very statement alone sounds like campaign rhetoric?!?! On the official website of the Executive Branch?!?! It irked me enough when the guy so brazenly made up the “Office of the President Elect”, but geez. You need talk about policy on the website, the direction you want the country to go from here. You don’t bash the leaders of the past. He already won the presidency, and for this to be posted on the official website of the Executive Branch is just beyond horrendous.