I watched the president's speech last night.
This is a new experience for me. During the past 8 years I was interested in what was happening, but I couldn't stand to listen to the butchering of the English language and the outright lies that every presidential address was.
And during the times before that, frankly I was busy trying to juggle full time jobs and running a small business and being a good parent and was just too exhausted most of the time to pay attention.
Last night the president was back in his campaign style uplifting mode for the most part.
And for me, here is the line that gave me a real thrill:
"But I also know that nearly a century after Teddy Roosevelt first called for reform, the cost of our health care has weighed down our economy and our conscience long enough. So let there be no doubt: Health care reform cannot wait, it must not wait, and it will not wait another year."
And the oddest couple in the Senate, Orin Hatch and Ted Kennedy will be the standard bearers for this legislation.
And NEXT WEEK(!) the discussions begin.
I'm at odds with some other things that are still going on, but I have hope that part of the country's biggest nightmare (and, yes, my own) will at least have someone seriously working on it.
yes, it's music to my ears