January 21, 2009 Groundhog Day Came Early for the President
President Obama probably felt a little bit like Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day as he went from Inaugural Ball to Inaugural Ball having to “cut a rug” to the same Etta James song, “At Last.” I sat up pretty late last night trying to watch all of the coverage because the whole thing became pretty funny.
The President and First Lady started out the night at the Neighborhood Ball where it was a very “live” atmosphere and the new first couple was drawing from that energy and danced as Beyonce serenaded them in the corner. But you saw as each Ball went on, the President had less to say and Mrs. Obama had grown quite tired of the same spin move that the President was making her do. The good thing is that they didn’t really let on for those at each Ball, they thought they were seeing it all for the very first time.
I’m sure that when the night was over, President & Mrs. Obama truly felt the song… “At last!”