Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's Official... President Obama

Barack Obama is now officially the 44th President of the United States. Today marked a very important chapter in American history, and I'm so happy to be alive to see it. As we were watching the inauguration online, one of the most endearing images was one of Sasha Obama giving a big thumbs up to her dad. It was also funny watching the blunders, such Chief Justice Robert's omission of the word "faithfully" during his swearing in. At first, I was under the impression that Obama paused because he was nervous.

It has been a long while since I've felt so excited about politics. Of course, like Obama himself has said repeatedly, our country's woes will not be solved within a year or two. However, I'm afraid most people believe he will deliver immediate results. Looking at today's front cover page of one of the local papers made me laugh. The headline read "Obamán al Rescate" (translation: "Obama to the Rescue"). The local sentiment here in Puerto Rico is one of positivity and awe. The former because Obama is a new face and the latter because he's the first African-American president. Puerto Ricans are also expecting Obama to help the local economy, which has been officially in recession long before it was the case in the mainland.
Photo Credits: Susan Walsh/Associated Press (1st photo); Primera Hora, www.primerahora.com (2nd image)


Joe and Melissa Mott said...

Hi, My name is Melissa and I came across your blog searching for resources in Puerto Rico. My husband and I will be moving their in the next few months. He actually is there right now for some meetings. It would be nice to be able to bounce some questions off of someone who already lives their. May I bore you with them?

NYC2PR said...

Hi- I'm not sure if I am using this blog site properly since I am not too savvy when it comes to these thingsbut I will try one last time. my direct email is aixamoran@yahoo.com. Would love to chat some more and ask questions. Im from nyc and looking to move there this year. thanks

adriana said...

Hello Melissa & Aixa,

I would be more than happy to answer your questions.

By the way, thanks for visiting this blog. So happy that both of you have found it helpful.