I hope.

I’d like to sincerely wish President Obama (who will, in all likelyhood, never see this post) a safe, strong, and successful term as President of the United States.

I hope he remains to be the elloquent leader he has proven himself to be thus far, and that he helps to pull this country back out of the economic pit it has fallen into. 

I hope he brings everyone home safely, and keeps them home.

I hope that people who pointed at the TV screens today at 12:00 PM and said, “Hey look, history,” were right. 

President Obama, I hope you enjoy the next 4 years.

Cheers,
Salem

 

(P.S. On an off-topic note, it was awesome to see Yo-Yo Ma, my personal hero, playing John Williams music with Itzhak Perlman, Gabriela Montero, and Anthony McGill)

Its been, what? 5 days?

As many of you know, President Bush had a pair of shoes thrown at him during a surprise visit to Iraq.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uIj0YvDBKE

What made me laugh, however, was how quickly the internet grabbed this story and ran with  it. On the day it happened, youtube videos immediately went up, and most of them received hits in the several hundred thousand. I decided to wait 5 days to see what would happen. Here’s what I’ve found;

Several flash games have sprung up, and other sites have added George Bush Shoe merchandise to their product lists. My personal favorite is “Sock and Awe,” although it would be nice to see a leaderboard. Most ironic of all is the fact that “America” has thrown the most shoes, according to Sock and Awe.