The mis-step with the bangs aside, although I a bigger supporter of Hillary, I truly admire and respect the Obama family. This morning however, as I watched their arrival for the service at St. John's Episcopal Church, I could not help but be a bit distracted by the Presidents gum chomping. I know it is a small thing, but I could not help but wonder why Obama did not get rid of it before getting out of the car to greet the Bishop. Such a small thing I know, but it drew my focus away from the majesty of the event. It had me again thinking about those bangs and love em or hate em (I don't like them), such small, unimportant details very often draw one's attention away from bigger things. Obama's second term swearing in is a huge event, yet almost every news organization has spent more time this past week on his wives hair than any other issue surrounding the day.
Distractions are as big a part of life, and politics, in 2013 as the living of the life itself.