Monday, November 17, 2008

Your Weekly Address from the President-Elect

It really is going to be just like FDR's fireside chats.

In fact, if you start to read some of those FDR transcripts above, you'll see an interesting parallel, and I wouldn't be surprised if Obama used them as templates.

It's so awesome to have smart people in charge of the country again. Win or lose, at least I can be proud of them.

4 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Matthew said...

I was vaguely nostalgic about those old fireside chats a few weeks ago, even though I've never actually heard them before. It's nice that they're making a comeback, finally.

Kameron Hurley said...

If you listen to the first season of HBO's Carnivale, you actually hear the opening of the first of FDR's fireside chats on the radio when Sampson and Jonesy are driving(Sampson changes the channel to a music station).

I was actually surprised I couldn't find audio online, just transcripts.

Kameron Hurley said...

Ah, here's the audio...

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/mediaplay.php?id=14540&admin=32

Matthew said...

I don't know if the actual thing will do anything for me, but the idea of it secretly makes me emo.

(And I really wish I could be mothwentbad again, but Blogger hates me.)