A Cautious Man
January 21, 2009
 
Better Days
Now that we're almost 24 hours (at this writing) into the new Obama Administration, it will be interesting to see if there's any change in tone from the elite pundits. For example, I caught a glimpse of something a little more substative amongst the snark in Maureen Dowd's column today -

I grew up here, and it was the first time I’ve ever seen the city wholly, happily integrated, with a mood redolent of New York in the weeks after 9/11. The Obamas have made an unprecedented pledge to get involved in the real city that lies beyond the political Oz, and have already started doing so in many ways, including starting the night out at the D.C. Neighborhood Inaugural Ball.

Downtown was a euphoric pedestrian mall of commerce and communal kindness. The patience that America is extending to Mr. Obama, according to a Times poll, was reflected across the capital, as the cram of people sparked warmth rather than antsiness.

Maybe we could get more of that, and less of musings on how Bill Clinton is scheming to assert more influence through Hillary. Just a thought ...

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