Speaking just now from the White House's Rose Garden, President George W. Bush invoked the memory--and words--of Martin Luther King, Jr.--in describing Barack Obama's historic achievement. "It will be a stirring sight to see President Obama, his wife, Michelle, and their beautiful girls step through the doors of the White House," he said. "I know millions of Americans will be overcome with pride at this inspiring moment that so many have waited so long."
era of partisan comity will soon come to end, I'm sure. But that
doesn't make it any less refreshing--or any less of an opportunity for
Obama, should he choose to seize it. Here's hoping...