Unfortunately, I was unable to watch and experience the oath and President Obama’s speech because my Media Law professor thought it necessary for us to learn how to navigate our University library…seriously.
Even though I will have to watch it on TiVo or on YouTube, I have been able to watch the ceremonies afterward. I was watching abcNews as Ted Kennedy was taken out of the Inaugural Luncheon after seizing during the event. As I write this, he is said to be in the hospital, but alert and talking. My mom was worried. It would have been a disaster for something fatal to happen to someone so close to the President the day he was sworn in.
The picture next to this text is of me while waiting for then Senator Obama during his largest rally in the United States — under the Arch in St. Louis, Mo. I went into the rally undecided, and although I still have my doubt and will always be swayed Republican on a lot of issues, I did come out a believer that Obama’s administration would be better for this country than Sen. McCain’s. (Don’t judge me — deal, b/c he’s the President now, so it doesn’t matter anymore).
It seems as though Vice President Biden and President Obama and their families could not be any happier today, and with good reason, and I think this day is so awesome to be able to be a part of. I wish that I could be in Washington D.C. right now so much, but instead I am in a newsroom in a small northern Missouri town, and still loving it. 🙂 Well, the parade is continuing now that the Presidential family made their way to the viewing box, so I am going to continue watching from the newsroom.
I’m stoked for the Inaugural Ball and will have a formal review of it, as long as it stays on in the newsroom, a little bit later…maybe tomorrow afternoon.
Enjoy Inauguration day.
– Alex –