Wednesday, February 25, 2009

When Last I Left You...

It's been a long time since I've wandered into these parts. Blogging has taken a backseat in recent months, but I'm committed to getting back in the business again. A bullet-point recap of important things that have transpired since my last post, the 2008 Presidential Campaign Haiku...

* The Economy Collapsed
* Barack Obama Ran Away with the Presidential Election
* The Economy Got Worse
* George Bush Wasted Away into the Fog
* Dick Cheney was in a Wheelchair
* Barack Obama made 1000 Press Conferences during the Transition
* 2 Million People Attended the Inauguration in January
* The Economy Got Worse...More
* President Obama Closed Guantanamo, Effectively
* President Obama Signed the Lilly Ledbetter Act into Law
* President Obama used Web 2.0 Media to Communicate to America
* President Obama Passed an $800 Billion Stimulus Package without the GOP
* President Obama Passed a Homeowner Assistance Package without the GOP
* President Obama Made a Historical "Non-State of the Union Address"
* LA. Governor Bobby Jindal Made the GOP Rebuttal as 30 Rock's Kenneth the Page

There's a lot more in between the points, but that's off the top of my head. There's more about Afghanistan and Iraq as well as with respect to the Auto Industry and Transparency and a host of other crucial items on his agenda. He's the most ambitious and daring and optimistic president in my lifetime, to be sure, and I would wager that no one since JFK has put forth such a progressive vision for America's future. He's challenged with some of the most pressing and difficult problems in modern history, but those challenges offer the nation a chance at rebirth, evolution, and a re-focus on our collectivity. For Obama, it offers an opportunity at immortality in a way that even the ordinary president doesn't get.

In coming weeks I plan to blog about governance, democracy, politics, and media of various kinds. I plan to talk about specific items as well as more broad, philosophical concerns. It's just good to be back.