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A proud day

I live in the DC area, and I voted for Obama (heck, I even gave money to Obama), but I confess I was never tempted to go down to the Mall to watch the inauguration in person. First, the temperature was in the upper 20's (Fahrenheit); second, "in person" looses a lot when you can't really see anything except a Jumbotron screen (if you're lucky); and third, over a million people in that small a space is pretty scary. So, to paraphrase Whoopi Goldberg, "that's what TV is for."

But still, even sitting in my own house watching my own TV, I got a little choked up. That man knows how to deliver a speech. I know he was most likely more editor than author where the text was concerned, but he really laid it on the line. And he never misprounced or misused a word! Oh, happy day! English teachers everywhere are breathing a sigh if relief.

I just hope everyone makes it home okay, including those of my coworkers who were more up to the challenge than I was.





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dkolodji
Jan. 21st, 2009 06:40 am (UTC)
If I lived there (actually if I realized you lived there and if I had a half of a chance to crash at your place....) I would have went.

However, I do admit the weather sounds a bit daunting to a native Southern Californian like me.

It's been 80 degrees here for the last ten days....
karen_w_newton
Jan. 21st, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
yeah, some of the folks from warmer climates looked really, really cold on the TV coverage. They said it was the 6th coldest inauguration, from when they started keeping records.

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