Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Inauguration Day!

Wishing everybody a Happy Inauguration Day!

It's the day we all tell President Bust --oops--typing slip-- President Bush, "GET OUT!"

I believe that Bush was a terrible president, but let's overlook the non-intelligence and the bad decisions and falling asleep during Hurricane Katrina and the torturing, etc. etc. etc. A lot of very unlucky things happened during the first term of the Bush presidency.

The Chinese believe firmly in the reality of luck. Belief in luck and superstition is more powerful than any religion or blood relations. My grandmother was given away at birth because a fortune teller told my great-grandmother that a girl born in the year of the tiger was bad luck. Luckily, she was adopted into a wonderful and wealthy childless family. So, I guess as it turned out, being a tiger girl was good luck. For my grandmother.

The fundamental difference between Americans and the Chinese, is that the Chinese people would NEVER have re-elected a president as unlucky as this one. You know the saying, "You don't have to be good if you're lucky?"

Obama seems to be pretty lucky so far, so it's a great sign.

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