Friday, November 7, 2008

Presidential Dog Years

Not being a natural born United States citizen, I can't become President. I'm not sure that I care. Presidents seems to age in dog years--seven years of aging during each calendar year. Here's the official portrait of President Bush taken shortly after he was sworn in back in January 2001:

Here's a photo of him taken on Wednesday:

Sobering, isn't it? President-Elect Obama is already joking about the gray hair he's got from the nomination battle and the presidential election. Imagine what he's going to look like when he's done being President....

President-Elect Obama

Before posting on the historic election that took place this past Tuesday, I thought it prudent to wait a couple of days. Just to let things shake out a little. It's now Friday, so here we go.

In the interests of full disclosure, I voted for Barack Obama. It wasn't the easiest decision for me, though. My policy views are much closer to those of John McCain. However, I just couldn't bring myself to vote for McCain. He just acted like a cranky, crazy, erratic old man during the campaign. And don't get me started on Sarah Palin.... I mean what the f*ck was John McCain thinking there? Seriously. John McCain acting like John McCain with Mitt Romney as his running mate? I'd have been behind that ticket 110%.

I'm very concerned about the level of expectations that everybody seems to have for President-Elect Obama. Wednesday was all about the significance of his race and how the aspirations and dreams of African Americans over the last several hundred years are about to be realized. Yesterday, there were all sorts of comparisons being made between John F. Kennedy and President-Elect Obama and references to the dawn of a "New Camelot."

This hype is driving me nuts. ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!! Everyone just calm the f*ck down and and let the President-Elect go about the business of getting ready to assume the most difficult job on Earth!