femmealunettes: (I can work with that! : Rahm)
It's going to take a little bit of time to adjust to how completely fucking awesome things will be. And I know it's not going to be like this the whole four years... but omg, this is a good start, DO WANT.

Most trivially, Bush's stringent "everyone wears their suit jacket in the Oval Office" rule has been tossed out. The better to ogle our new Mr. President.

Robert Gibbs' first press briefing triples the attendance of Bush's final one. And the fourth estate loves their trivial questions, which is a problem not because there are things to hide, but because it's fucking annoying to be under a microscope. I feel bad for Obama. It seems like the President is incredibly curtailed in his private life already, and what he does get, the paparazzi are slavering over already.

I mean, seriously. Critiquing the Obamas' dance moves for interlocking their fingers while they dance? Hello, they're in love, not competing on a tv show. Picking apart Michelle's wardrobe? I don't remember this happening to Laura Bush... then again Michelle is way hotter than Laura, so...

Also, selling dolls named "Sasha" and "Malia" and then claiming that has nothing to do with the Obama girls? Uh, how stupid do you think we are, Ty? Beanie Babies are so 1997, anyway.

Not related to the Big O's takeover, but the FDA has approved embryonic stem cell trials. The first studies will involve injections within two weeks of accidents that turn people into paraplegics. How fucking stoked would you be to be the first person who gets to walk again after a life-changing accident? I really hope these trials have good results.

The global gag rule is getting the axe! Finally, family planning and contraceptive-distribution groups that offer abortion as an option are getting funded again. This rule has been bounced back and forth with every new President swapping the party in power. He didn't sign the order yesterday, which was the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which irritates some people but really, would have just been a slap in the face to the pro-life community. I would never have heard the end of it from my mother, had this been done yesterday...

WhiteHouse.gov may be hosting daily press pool reports. Direct source to satisfy your political needs? I don't have the attention span, but I bet other people will eat this up. xD

Ah, refreshing.

...you know, it's nice to have a "political delight" tag to go with my previous "political outrage" tag. :D


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