Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Congratulations Mr. President

I'm not a particularly political beast, but I did watch the swearing in of the 44th President.

His speech was good, but as I find when all politicians talk it was a bit long for my tastes (being of sound Yankee stock I find the whole Coolidge parsimony with words very appealing). What really amazed me was the crowd. It was a vast sea of humanity that spread out from the Capital, around the Washington Monument and beyond. It was completely surreal when the camera would pan across the Mall while the crowd waved their arms and flags.

It was an exciting event to see, but I'm glad I was comfortably seated at home and not among the vast throngs in DC.

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