You may have noticed, on bumpers or t-shirts, the “1.20.09” slogan. It denotes, of course, Inauguration Day for Bush’s successor.January 20, 2008, can’t come soon enough. The United States will have a lot of recovering to do, following eight years of Bush neglect, arrogance, and international animosity. It’s said that America is resilient, not matter the occasional poor caliber of its leaders. That easy reassurance will certainly be tested during the Democratic administration that follows Dubya’s.
With that, I just thought I’d mention that after seven painful years, the Bush presidency will end exactly one year from today. It’s obviously something to look forward to.
It’s an awkward period in Democratic politics right now--a contentious presidential primary, a frustrated Democratic Congress--but looking at the light at the end of the tunnel, and knowing it’s probably not a train, might serve as a morale booster.
READ MORE: “365 and Counting …,” by Carol Gee (South by Southwest).