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Barack Obama's ATM moment

Watching Barack Obama fluffing his lines when taking the oath of office, and then having to take a second oath, reminded me of the ATM moment when our Prime Minister had to wait for a second attempt by the machine to supply the coveted euro on January 1, 2008. Those that had campaigned so long against the EU and the euro showed their warped pleasure then, just like a few around the world might have been pleased with President Obama's fluffed lines.

But Lawrence Gonzi not only showed how visionary he was in introducing the euro at the first opportunity and how well-managed was the introduction, but went on to win a general election against steep odds.

Likewise, despite President Obama's fluffed words, all lovers of liberty around the globe wish Godspeed to the leader of the free world.

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