As was the case on election night, I allowed someone to get under my skin and take the happiness out of the occasion. I walked away in anger and missed the swearing in and the speech. Sometimes I need to just chill out. Anyway, I read the speech online several times and this is my favorite part:
What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them -- that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply. The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works -- whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end. And those of us who manage the public's dollars will be held to account -- to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day -- because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.
Was cool to come to work today and see the big sign on base with the words "Congratulations President Obama". I'm very proud to have done my small part to help him win Iowa and get the ball rolling towards this new day.