Friday, August 08, 2008
So...here I sit like so many others watching the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics. I, as a normal everyday citizen...American...human being...am watching with awe as the drummers light up the stadium with their precise choreography and intensity. I marvel at the fluidity of the dancers and am amazed with the awesome screen that makes the stadium floor transform into so many things...
I am in awe. I am proud of everyone-not just Americans today-but everyone who's worked so hard-many against all odds-to get to where they are at this very moment in time. I am practically on the edge of my seat drinking in the excitement and I can hardly wait to see my team walk past the cameras.
I. An average citizen. American. A human being.
And he. Our president. Sits slouching in his seat, legs spread apart like a frat boy who's had too much to drink. And he's glancing impatiently at his watch.
A disgrace, really-that the leader of our United States doesn't have the manners to at least pretend that he's excited to be at the Olympics. A disgrace that he would have to pretend at all...
It's the OLYMPICS. You are watching the Parade of Nations LIVE.
Some people just have no class, nor do they recognize how privileged they really are.
I am now very ready to vote. *updated* (I'm just ready for him to be out-I knew who I was voting for before this post.)
PS. To the guy from Hungary with the red mohawk. Call me!