SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

January 24, 2013

WOW – Obama’s 2nd

JOY  (Almost) E V E R Y W H E R E

Wanted to record on my blog some of the pix I found which reflect some of the joy felt by so many (including me) on this spectacular day.    If I forget the feelings, I can come back and look-see again.    Obama’s first was spectacular, but this one is truly the ‘cat’s pajamas’  – – such enormous satisfaction!    For Barack ; he knows the people are with him – behind him – chose him because of who he is and what he has done.  It isn’t just fabulous, charismatic speeches!  He has righted our sinking ship. We are healthier now and “stuff” is getting better.  Our next four years have a much better shot to not only become strong again, but will be able to “FIX” many things which have been languishing on the back burner for rather a long time.   So yeah, this was a good day, one to remember.    .  

  .   but we also had one fantastic vice President in Joe Biden.  Many say and I agree, he is the best, most productive, likable guy ever to man this position.  He was one of our president’s wisest choices, for sure.  He gets it done, and was perhaps, Obama’s secret weapon. 

The president didn’t do this alone, he assembled  an efficient, creative and quite excellent cabinet and staff.  It is our loss that so many are leaving, but they have served us well.  I trust Obama to once again, acquire the staffing and cabinet which suits his current needs for all those goals the people clamor for.  

This was, indeed, a very good day.

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Washington, D.C. — U.S. President Barack Obama greets Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former president Bill Clinton during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Supreme Court Justices (L-R) Anthony Kennedy, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor Elena Kegan, Samuel A. Alito, and Stephen G. Breyer attend the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (John Moore/Getty Images)

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Washington, D.C. — U.S. President Barack Obama kisses First lady Michelle Obama during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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Washington, D.C. — President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with Chief Justice John Roberts after the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as wife Dr. Jill Biden and Beau Biden look on during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Mark

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Washington, D.C. — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk along Pennsylvania Avenue during the parade after Obama’s second inauguration as the 44th U.S. president on Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington, D.C. (JIM WATSON

michelle obama inauguration dress

AP

And here’s a photo of the First Couple’s first dance — and the dress. This year, the Obamas danced their first dance to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” performed by Jennifer Hudson.

obama inauguration dance

AP

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