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Inaugurated January 21, 2009

Posted by habeshaviews in Uncategorized.

The big day finally came. We all knew he won but just wanted to make sure he really is in the white house. Lines and Lines of people and Security fences. I got there at around 9:00 am. Ignored several suggestions to spend the night somewhere near and paid dearly for that. It was crazy cold and windy. I stood for hours.Most of it in line to get through.Not specifically to see Obama but justed wanted to be there when it happnes. Since monday the whole mood felt like a holyday . Obama Souvernirs were for sale everywhere. Mugs , caps , T-shirts ,key-holders ..you name it. I detest the way this country comericializes everything. People would sale their souls to the devil if they think they would make money out of it.BTW, saw Mc Kein stuff on sale.
On tuesday ,many people I know took the day-off while some offices were closed for the day. I think everyone in a way feel that they had something to do with the election. Its like a personal party or a wedding where you are the best man or the bride’s made.

For me ,All the wait and standing in the freezing weather was totally worth it. I am glad I was there. I believe this country can not have a better President than Obama at this point in History.



1. abesheet - January 29, 2009

You are so right, habeshaviews. I have known Obama would become a president for months, ofcourse. But that was it. “Ha-ha they elected him”, good ole Americans.. just when you’re about to right them off”.. etecetra. And i moved on. When i heard there was going to be a live show of the inagguration on Sheger FM (at Sheraton Hotel’s Gas light; casual dress, including jeans, allowed; “sneaker maDreg aymekreim”) I just shrug the shoulders and went back to watching the movie i rented for the night. It’s when I saw him discussing the “Guantanamo bay” thingy a few days later, sitting in the chair Roosvelt and Eisenhower did, surrounded by big men in suit who look intent on listening to him and ready to do his bidding, with (the final touch) the star-spangled banner behind him that it hit me. Obama has become President! A black guy (who my sister Blen once observed gets cast as President only on the tv-series 24 and “dies anyway”) has become the head of the greatest nation in the world.

It was.. wow.. scary! Fascinating. Amazing. I simply stared at his face as if seeing him for the first time. And maybe i was 🙂 .

2. Ankami - January 31, 2009

Are you missing Habesawiev?

3. Beiftu - February 1, 2009

i like your blog anchi!


4. tpeace - March 5, 2009

why the quiet habesha? we reached nirvana after the inauguration? 😛

habeshaviews - March 7, 2009

lol..very funny …
been travelling again. back in Addis now and making some adjustments.
will report the experiances soon. tnx for checking up!

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