Jan 20, 2009 6:51pm

Bush’s Flight Home

From an aide on board former President Bush’s flight to Texas: "We watched a video that was put together for the flight. About 30 minutes long, covering POTUS speeches, event, photos and comments, funny and sad, by staff and friends. The video was a surprise… Read More »

Jan 20, 2009 6:22pm

Green Mountain Miracle

A short time ago I watched the marching band from Brattleboro, Vermont file past the president.  It was about as close as any Vermonters have been to a president in quite some time.  You see, Vermont was the only state in the Union that former… Read More »

Jan 20, 2009 5:24pm

Dow Says ‘O No’

My friend Dan Arnall of the ABC News Business Unit reports: "The Dow Jones confirms: worst Inauguration Day performance in the DJIA’s history. Today’s close is the lowest close since November 20, 2008." The Dow lost 332.13 points or 4.01 percent, closing below 8,000. Welcome… Read More »

Jan 20, 2009 3:55pm

Meanwhile, in New Mexico…

So Bill Richardson wanted to be president, then vice president, then secretary of state.  He was picked as secretary of commerce, for about ten seconds before that fell apart.  So how is he spending this historic inauguration day?  Delivering the State of the State address… Read More »

Jan 20, 2009 3:20pm

Kennedy at the Convention

It was August when Sen. Ted Kennedy bravely took the stage at the Democratic convention. It wasn’t at all certain he would be well enough to speak that day.  He was battling kidney stones on top of the debilitating treatment for a cancerous brain tumor. … Read More »

Jan 20, 2009 3:01pm

Concern for Senator Kennedy

The day has taken on a decidedly somber tone, with everyone, including the new president, waiting for news on the condition of Senator Ted Kennedy.  Stay tuned to ABC News for all the latest. Read More »

Jan 20, 2009 2:10pm

Shameless Self Promotion

It is kind of a strange quiet period at this very moment; the new president and Congress are behind closed doors eating weird foods and waiting to watch marching bands.It would be a great time to take a look at a few of the new… Read More »

Jan 20, 2009 2:07pm

Bush Staffer: ‘We’re Ready’ to Go

From a longtime Bush staffer getting ready to fly home on the big plane formerly known as Air Force One.  I asked, how’s the mood? The response?  "Great. 43 walking around, shaking hands, hugging. We’re ready." Read More »

Jan 20, 2009 1:24pm

Powell ‘Thinks’ He’s a Republican

Biggest hedge of the day? When Charlie Gibson asked Colin Powell, "are you still a Republican?"  Powell answered in a tone of voice loaded with uncertainty: "Yes, I think I am still a Republican." Read More »

Jan 20, 2009 1:21pm

More on Malaise

Before I am too badly beaten-up for comparing President Obama to Jimmy Carter, despite how history has treated the Carter "malaise speech," in truth it was a powerful call to action, laced with what he believed to be sober truth.  Not unlike the speech today…. Read More »