Just thought I would post this video from the C-SPAN YouTube channel of now Former President George W. Bush’s Inaugural Address on January 20, 2001.
Expect the more daily variety post coming soon …
Two more Breaking News stories today:
First – President Barack Obama is now officially the President of the United States. Confused? Yesterday, United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (and Barack Obama) flubbed the Presidential Oath on Inauguration Day. Rather than using a note card like the late-William Renquist, Chief Justice Roberts opt to go with a memorization of the oath. Even without having taken the oath, Obama constitutionally became President at 12Noon ET on Tuesday. There was a small bit of controversy as to whether Obama was actually President without having taken the actual Oath of Office. Well in an effort to assuagethe controversy, FOX News has reported (and now so has CNN) that Barack Obama has retaken the Oath of Office.
> Now I don’t think it really matters whether or not Obama took the actual verbatum Oath, because the Constitution states that the newly elected President takes over the office upon Noon on January the 20th of the Inaugural year. I think this was done to move away from anyone trying to make a claim that Obama wasn’t legitamately President, while that was said, I don’t think anyone was actually serious about it whatsoever.
The other Breaking News story just out is that Caroline Kennedy has called New York Governor David Patterson and informed him that she should no longer be considered to replace now Secretary of State (former NY Senator) Hilary Clinton. According to the New York Post, Kennedy has cited “personal matters” as the reason behind her decision to remove her name from consideration. Now, again I don’t really think this means anything even though Caroline was the highest profile name on the list of possible replacements, there is no indication that Gov. Patterson was simply going to hand it to her. There is expected to be some sort of statement issued by Kennedy sometime tonight.
COMING UP: Commentary on news that Obama to lift ban on funding for abortion groups oversees
Welcome to this … the Inaugural post for this blog. And what a day to begin a political journey online, none other than Inauguration Day. And while today we observe what has become one of the greatest spectacles of American Democracy, the peaceful transition of power from one man to another. In an time where we still see nations struggle in thier own fight for democracy with civil wars, killings, fighting, and other controversies that plague their elections, it is refreshing and almost awe inspiring to see the American tradition of a peaceful transition. Even without taking the Oath of Office today, Barack Obama became President of the United States as has been specified by the timeline in the Constitution. We as Americans should all feel proud, not only of this historical moment, but that our nation has exercised this tradition (perhaps not on this grand of scale) for our entire history and all 44 Presidents.
Despite how I personally feel about what I know of President Barack Obama’s policy beliefs, today he is my President and I consider him to be the legitimate leader of this nation. This in contrast to how Democrats and liberals treated the now recently Former President George W. Bush upon his election in 2000. But while today is meant to be a day in which we celebrate the bi-partisan nature of this spectacle, we not only must bear witness to this historical moment, but we must also begin the period in which we question the media’s annointed messiah. Thier savior is not one, he is simply a man who has been selected by voters in this nation to fill the most powerful position in the free world. He will make mistakes, he can and will be wrong, and you might be disappointed.
But first, a look back at the best America has to offer in the way of pomp and circumstance that is a Presidential Inauguration.
This video is of the Oath of Office and Inaugural Address from now President Barack Obama
And these next videos are of the now Former President George W. Bush making his final departure from Washington
And this last video from today is just a brief amount of the now Former President’s remarks at the Welcome Home rally in Centenial Plaza in Midland. If you only got to see this portion that aired on Fox News Channel you missed even more of Texans welcoming back their ‘favorite son’ George W. Bush. If you were able to see it on C-SPAN you were able to see even more of these special moments.
And so now we arrive at the time where I explain the purpose behind this blog. First, I suppose it is proper to introduce myself to you. I am Andres Bocanegra, a senior political science major at the University of Texas-San Antonio. I am a 22-year-old conservative Republican from San Antonio, and have been interested in politics and the news of the day for 16 or 17 years. I have been heavily involved in the campaign trail for Republican candidates for at least the last 5 to 10 years. So, today I start this blog with the intention on presenting my point of view on the day’s political stories. I am a young citizen, and this is my way of staying involved in the political system while my party begins to retool and renew itself. However, as the saying goes, all politics is local. So, this blog will not only focus on national politics of the 111th Congress and now President Barack Obama, but it will also focus on politics here in San Antonio and here in the greatest state in the union Texas. Its a great time to start, the Texas State Legislature in now in session for its all too brief session. We in Texas might also have a heated Gubernatorial Race coming up for 2010. So this is what I look forward to doing as we go forward. Tomorrow perhaps I can fully begin to recap the end of the Bush presidency and the begining of the Obama Administration.
With that, I say goodnight … for now … I may make another post tonight, but likely will wait until tomorrow.
Thank you goes out to President George W. Bush for all you have done. May God Bless you and your family and may the country soon know everything that you have done for us, to keep us safe.