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During the inaugural luncheon Senator Ted Kennedy had a seizure and had to be taken away in an ambulance. I am praying for him diligently. Senator Hatch has just said he was conscious and speaking so that is very positive and hopeful news.
President Obama won me over today. His remarks about Senator Kennedy were appropriate and show that he does have what it takes. He handled his first potential crisis as president with grace and the exact amount of dignity and emotion. I do not think it would be an exagerration in the least to say there was no Democrat alive that had more doubts about him than me. I was unsure that he would ever make me believe in him. He just did.


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Anyone who has been reading this blog for very long knows that Barack Obama was not my choice for president even though I did vote for him in the end. I believed from the get go that Hillary Clinton was the best person to lead our country out of this mess. I still believe she was a better choice based on what she brings in experience and ability but I have to say as I watch the days leading up to this inauguration, I get it. I still think it is more hooey than reality, he does not have the experience to lead this country but he seems to have something else and people are so desperately clinging to their belief that he can give them what they need. I don’t think he can but then again maybe he already did. Maybe all the people need is to believe that he can and that is enough.
Watching this video and the Hope on the face of Bono whom I truly adore, then the look on Obama’s face, I wonder if Obama truly gets it, if he understands what the people expect of him and if he feels that he can in any way give it to them or if he is just terrified.

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Barack Obama’s wax dopelganger took office in several European capitals -five days before the real-life Obama takes over in Washington. In the Window of Madame Tussauds’ in Amsterdam, a smiling Obama took George W Bush’s place as well.
The sculptors at the Tussauds Studio’s immediately started to work on realising this figure as soon as Obama’s victory was announced. Madame Tussauds is located on Dam Square in the heart of Amsterdam, approximately a ten minute walk from Central Station.
Madame Tussauds is open daily from 10:00 am – 5.30 pm. Please take a look at their calendar for opening times during holidays. Madame Tussauds Amsterdam is also open in the evenings until 12:00 midnight for special groups with a reservation.
View Source: http://www.madametussauds.nl/english/index.html

*from Holland.com

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