For the 44th time in the history of our Republic, a sacred oath has been taken and history steps forward.
I have not been a supporter of President Obama but today is a day on which he is to be congratulated and welcomed as the new chief executive and commander-in-chief. His supporters will celebrate, as they well should as it is their time. Hopefully, in tackling the many problems the nation faces, the President will opt for the long view rather than the expedient one. Hopefully, the Republican leadership will use their position as the opposition party wisely in a way that limits the worst excesses of one party government to the benefit of our nation.
Good luck Mr. President, you will need it.
In office for two hours, the new administration has begun blogging ( Hat tip Dr. Jay Rosen):
Change has come to WhiteHouse.gov
Welcome to the new WhiteHouse.gov. I’m Macon Phillips, the Director of New Media for the White House and one of the people who will be contributing to the blog.