Comment 28260

By jason (registered) | Posted January 21, 2009 at 08:53:42

I certainly don't envy his job taking over that mess, but I was impressed with his speech. It's been a LONG time since I've heard any politician remind the people that they have responsibilities in society. Responsibilities to their children, spouses, employers, neighbours, finances, less fortunate etc.... I recall George Bush telling people to 'go out shopping' after 9-11. Government usually looks at the people as a bunch of blind masses who will do what they tell us. It's refreshing to hear a politician put some onus back on the people.

I was shocked at his language towards the rest of the world, too. It will be interesting to see if he can change the culture in Washington to one that actually wants to lead constructively and work with the rest of the world instead of always threatening military action when they don't get their way. Good luck on that one, Mr. President.

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