4:49am I’m going to go grab a few hours of shut-eye before work. HAPPY INAUGURATION DAY everyone. The future begins now.
4:44am Watching people milling is not the most thrilling thing.
4:41am Bye Bye Bush!!!
4:40am I love the American national anthem.
4:36am Where is Sasha? Is she not there?
4:35am “As we leave the mountaintop…”
4:34am I love the notion of “a more perfect union”… that idea that the process of refinement is unending, and there are always improvements to be made.
4:33am I wonder if Joseph E Lowery ever thought he would see this day. It’s hard to imagine the length and the breadth of their struggle. Truly humbling.
4:30am My waffle was awesome. With cream, blueberries and raspberries on top (Red, White and Blue, of course)
4:29am Honestly, not super impressed with this performance of poetry, but I guess she’d be nervous.
4:27am Sorry, PRESIDENT Obama kicks arse.
4:25am Obama kicks arse.
4:23am “Those values upon which our success depend… these things are old. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history.”
4:22am It is a moment that will define a generation. “It is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people on which this country lies”
4:21am HE TALKED ABOUT WATER. Very briefly, but it’s nice that the importance of clean water was mentioned.
4:20am Know that your people will judge you on what you have built, not what you have destroyed.
4:20am This just keeps getting better. I like what he’s saying about foreign policy.
4:16am I like what Obama is saying about the need for effective government. And the need for market controls.
4:14am Obama’s speech is fairly wonderful. As are my inauguration waffles.
4:10am He being the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
4:09am I like that he is so open about the challenges he faces. He treats the audience as adults
4:08am Was there ever a more presidential-looking president?
4:07am Michelle looked so very proud
4:06am CONGRATULATIONS MR PRESIDENT
4:06am CUTE little mistake there- somebody was nervous!
4:03am From Talking Point Memo: “I think there are some moments for which the only fitting commentary is silence.”
4:00am Wow. Yo-Yo Ma et al are performing a piece written especially for the occasion by John Williams. 1) it is very moving. 2) how do their hands still move so quickly in the cold.
3:54am Awwwwwe, I sometimes forget how much I like Joe Biden.
3:53am My Country Tis of Thee!! It’s my favourite! I used to look up the lyrics in our hymn book at Salmon Creek Baptist Church every Sunday morning.
3:47am Time for waffles, methinks.
3:46am- MINUTES left of Bush’s presidency. MINUTES. He has been president my whole adult life. What will it be like?
3:45am I think they should have ME doing the commentary, I’d be far more interesting.
3:43am Tears!!! I knew I wouldn’t last long. I just can’t believe this is real!
3:40am I like Nancy Pelosi’s purple outfit. She looks like the cat that swallowed the cream (is that the phrase?)
3:39am Oh, he looks SO HANDSOME! I know that’s wrong to say about the incoming president, but he does.
3:38am I am just about done with Curtis Sittenfeld’s book American Wife, which was based on the life on Laura Bush. Kind of good timing. It’s not changed the way I think about Bush, but it does make for interesting thinking.
3:37am You know what Bush? I don’t think I’ll miss you at all
3:35am Booooooooooo CHENEY. YOU ARE A WAR CRIMINAL
3:34am I like Michelle Obama’s yellow outfit. I can’t imagine how cold it must be.
3:33am Cheney in a wheelchair… priceless
3:32am Good Morning. Happy Inauguration day!