Jan 20, 2009 12:56pm

Obama’s Malaise Speech?

A lot of talk about Obama’s speech already; was it more like Roosevelt’s or Kennedy’s? I have a weird one to throw out there — how about Jimmy Carter’s "malaise" speech? Carter never actually used that word, but back in July of 1979, with the… Read More »

Jan 20, 2009 12:44pm

Chief Justice Roberts Flubs Oath

Some conservative Web sites are already saying President Obama flubbed the oath of office.  Andit certainly wasn’t smooth. But it appears it wasn’t his fault, but that of Chief Justice John Roberts. This is what Roberts was supposed to ask Mr, Obama to repeat: "That… Read More »

Jan 20, 2009 12:27pm

Great Day for the Flag

Wow. The flag was gleaming.  Shimmering.  Glowing. The American flag lapel pin on Barack Obama’s chest shined today as it caught the sunlight. It was a great day for that flag.  Every four years in this country when an elected leader is peacefully sworn-in, it… Read More »

Jan 20, 2009 11:57am

Aretha’s Hat

Charlie Gibson noted that the Michigan legislature once voted Aretha Franklin’s voice to be one of the natural treasures of that state. It’s unclear how they feel about the hat. On that note, let’s all watch, listen and experience what is about to happen. History. Read More »

Jan 20, 2009 11:37am

Beau Biden on the Platform

Yes that is Joe Biden’s younger son Beau Biden on the platform.  He has made a heck of a trip to be there.  All the way from Iraq.  He is a captain in the Delaware National Guard’s 261st Signal Brigade currently serving in Iraq.   He… Read More »

Jan 20, 2009 11:20am

Yeah America!

Quayle, Gore, Mondale, Carter, Bush 41, Clinton.  It really is just awesome to see everyone on that platform.  And not awesome in the "wicked awesome," Red Sox fan sense of the word.  But literally awesome, as in "awe inspiring." Clinton and Bush walking arm-in-arm. Yeah… Read More »

By Lindsey Ellerson

Jan 20, 2009 11:08am

A Gift Or Your Life?

You want to feel good about democracy?  My good friend Faisal just arrived in America from Iraq, and is watching his first U.S. inauguration.  He notes, "I have not seen such happy faces." As for the peaceful transition of power?  Think about what the last… Read More »

Jan 20, 2009 10:56am

And They’re Off…

All the big cars are on their way to the Capital.  Lots of comments from the ABC hallway on Michelle’s gloves.  I didn’t notice them.  I bet Barack Obama didn’t either (husbands usually don’t, that’s all I am saying). As for the craziest accessories…the Cheney… Read More »

Jan 20, 2009 10:49am

Biggest Star Sighting: Sully

The biggest celebrity in America was just spotted on  the VIP platform.  ABC’s  Rick Klein just spied hero pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger! We give him the highest OVER rating of the day.Meanwhile, Robin Roberts caught up with Spike Lee wearing the cheesiest New York Yankees… Read More »

Jan 20, 2009 10:43am

Biggest Star Sighting: Sully

The biggest celebrity in America was just spotted on  the VIP platform.  ABC’s Rick Klein just spied hero pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger!  We give him the highest OVER rating of the day.Meanwhile, Robin Roberts caught up with Spike Lee wearing the cheesiest New York Yankees… Read More »