Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Liveblogging the Inauguration on TV: It's President Obama now


He stumbled a bit during the oath, with a false start while John Roberts was still talking, and then, thrown off, he forgot a few words. He probably did it on purpose, further managing our expectations; he IS only human.

Memorable Quotes and paraphrases from the Inaugural address:

"Unity of purpose...Restore science to its rightful place"...necessity joined to courage,

(Malia's videotaping her Dad's speech with her camera and Gramma's nodding off.)

America is a friend to each and every country who seeks freedom for its people and we are ready to lead once more.

Our common humanity will be revealed. We will extend a hand, if you will unclench your fist.

"The World has changed, and we must change with it."

Meanwhile, congestion woes. Some thought they could show up at the Metro when it opened at 4--HA! Lines were an hour long to even get IN to some metro stations, let alone actually get on a train.

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