of my husband. He was invited by CNBC to sit in one of the commentator's chairs during the inaugural proceedings. He sometimes had to fight to get a word in edgewise amongst the dozen or so folks who were on the air during the two-hour broadcast, but he played his part in journalistic history.
At my behest, he wore a red tie. (And was well-spoken and looked handsome as always.)
Here's a snippet of his appearance: http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=1006360358&play=1
Ok, so just like you should never call an old boyfriend when you've had a few too many, nor send a letter written in anger... it's best for me to leave things until another day. Once again, I am a tempest of emotion regarding this whole new administration. I can't trust myself to comment without regretting what I may say.
I will say only this -- (pause, pause, pause -- think, think, think -- several minutes pass...)
I believe nothing is as it seems. Not what I think it is, not what anyone else thinks it is. Only as the days unfold will we truly know what lurks in the hearts of certain men and women -- exactly what they will attempt to do remains to be discovered.
Everyone will be disappointed in some way. No one will be completely satisfied. It has been set up for failure. Many of us know this and expected it with anyone at the helm, but many more will be stunned as the promises made cannot be kept.
There are those who will forgive everything, and those who will not give an inch. Thankfully most of us will fall in the middle. But make no mistake -- I predict there is turmoil ahead. Unlike any we've seen before, from both sides of the political spectrum.
I hope those in the middle will not turn away and be weary. They must stand for what they want, not step aside and let bullies win. They must not throw up their hands and walk away when they discover that "change" does not bring an end to the in-fighting.
No single man or woman can be everything for everyone. Whichever party you may belong to, or whichever issues are dear to you, if you agree, stand up. If you disagree, say so.
We all casted our votes. But now the real work begins -- for each and every one of us.