Good Morning America! Those are some amazing pictures. Breathtaking really. If you are not watching on TV or the internet, start now.
Tough to be jaded looking at the crowds gathered in Washington. My colleague Jake Tapper even seemed almost speechless trying to describe them on TV (and that is a rare occurrence.)
The crowds were so big, GMA weather anchor Sam Champion couldn’t even get to his camera!!!!
I am at my post in New York, in the anchor chair, wearing make-up just in case we lose communication with our ABC armies in DC. (The crowds were not nearly so impressive on the NYC subways.)
Taking a quick look at the morning papers, the most noteworthy item is the letter in the Wall Street Journal written to Sasha and Malia Obama from Jenna and Barbara Bush. Read it here.
It is, frankly, charming, including advice like "If you’re traveling with your parents over Halloween, don’t let it stop you from doing what you would normally do. Dress up in some imaginative, elaborate costume (if you are like us, a pack of Juicy Fruit and a Vampiress) and trick-or-treat down the plane aisle."
And, "When your dad throws out the first pitch for the Yankees, go to the game."
It continues to be what seems to me the most gracious transition in modern history. The Bush team has really bent over backwards to make the Obama folks seem welcome and make the move easier.
Of course, that said, there is this curious line from the Bush girls:
"Four years goes by so fast, so absorb it all, enjoy it all!"
Are Jenna and Barbara already predicting that Obama will not be re-elected?