Eight years ago when the inauguration of President Obama took place, they had it playing in the auditorium. They encouraged students to come down and watch history in the making. We believed that every student needed to be made aware that America can hire and then rehire a black man to be our president.
Flash forward…tomorrow Donald J. Trump will become the “leader of the free world”. His election is a landmark in the modern day as he has never held elected public office. He is successful in business and an international celebrity. He speaks with confidence and no matter how inappropriate his behavior, he seems to connect with people.
There are no arrangements being made to witness his Inauguration tomorrow. In fact, public officials are boycotting this event. They are being quite public about their displeasure. In our school, our new president is so polarizing an individual that we are trying to protect our students from being exposed to his behavior. There is no mention of watching the Inaugural event as it happens in our school, and unless it takes place in the history classes, we will not see it.
The one thing that I can take from this is that our outgoing leader has made plans to relocate to the California desert, just a couple of miles from where my profile blog photo is located. I will be moving there in just over 100 days. Maybe I can have a chance encounter to meet with him (and his secret service entourage) to just say thanks, or pick his brain, or maybe get some advice on my next career move…like…maybe President of the United States. Who knows??? It could happen!! After all, we just voted for someone that nobody likes, nobody believes in, with no experience and he is so obviously in it for himself.
I will hold off on announcing right away. Maybe I’ll make it public with a Tweet later on!