Off to a good start

Thursday, 22 January 2009

obama-change1

This is the first headline I have seen in ages that has inspired me to write – as you can see from my complete lack of recent posts.

Everyone was celebrating Obama’s inauguration on Tuesday evening. I was at the big party at Jáma celebrating along with everyone else. But when I was interviewed by a journalist from Lidové noviny, I made it clear to her that I would not believe in Obama until he had actually done something as president to make me believe. I personally was not there to celebrate Obama’s inauguration; I was there to celebrate the fact that George W Bush (that motherfucker) was no longer president.

And on his second working day, Obama has ordered the closure of the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay. Wow wow wow – I may start to believe sooner than I had expected.