So Aretha Franklin disappointed me when she didn’t sing “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” at President Barack Obama’s inauguration and Joe Biden didn’t have a faux pas while taking his oath. Obama provided further proof that he is indeed perfect when he managed to gracefully correct Chief Justice John Roberts who successfully botched up the words of the presidential oath. But the star of the inauguration ceremony was undoubtedly Rev. Joseph Lowery, who warmed the cockles of hearts around the world with these fantastic internal rhymes:
“We ask you to help us work for that day
when black will not be asked to give back,
when brown can stick around,
when yellow will be mellow,
when the red man can get ahead, man,
and when white will embrace what is right.”
In a perfect world, these words would show up as lyrics for Kanye West‘s next single.
Then again, when you have ads like the one below, there is still hope. And if not hope, at least there are giggles.