05 January 2009


Barack Obama"There will be sacrifices we'll all have to make..."
(meet me down at the volcano...bring virgins)

"What the American people need above all is change..."
(the car's repo'd, the bus won't take bills)

"I have a New Vision of what we can and should be..."
(and it scares the hell out of me)

"Promises made must be promises kept..."
(so name your kid after me, the way you said)

"We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition,
where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice
clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to
work hard to accomplish these things..."
(so we're gonna have just regular poverty, instead)


Mary Stebbins Taitt said...


But I have hope!

---Michael--- said...

Without hope, we are nothing, Mary. But at the same time, I "hope" we aren't going to expect B.O. to be a savior for us. We can't expect the word "change" to refer to everybody but ourselves.

I wonder if we are ready to give up the luxuries we don't absolutely need, for example. And I wonder if we are willing to go back to the idea of prosperity as being a reward for hard work..........??????