First ever acknowledgement of “unbelievers” by a president…in the innaugural, no less!

Oops!  Apparently he said non- not un-.  Great either way.  I’m an UNbeliever!

We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers.

A president whose father wouldn’t have been served in a local restaurant sixty years ago…Amen to that!

A fine speech!!

The date, the site, and the event brought Martin Luther King to mind for millions, no doubt, but in my mind, on this innauguration, the spirit of another president was close.  Lyndon B. Johnson, who could have gone down in history as one of America’s greatest, who did more for the cause of civil rights in the USA than any other president after Lincoln, and who destroyed his presidency and historical reputation with the folly and horror of Vietnam.

LBJ shows off his scar from an appendix removal to reporters – brilliantly caricatured by Levine, the scar is a map of Vietnam.

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And we are “free at last” of George W. Bush (and his family, I hope!).  Into the dustbin of history with him!!


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