Tan, Rested, and Ready

The inauguration of the first black president of the United States on January 20, 2009, was greeted with all the fanfare that one might expect. Democrats, of course, were gleeful; not only had they taken back the White House after eight years in exile (and both houses of Congress as well), but they had also, as the pundits at Commentary and National Review Online were quick to concede, “made history.”

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