As a native Delawarean, it’s a surprisingly touching moment to see Joe Biden, Senator for my entire life, take the oath as VP.
I’m surprised that John Williams ripped off Copeland in the instrumental inaugural piece. Well arranged, of course, but come on – was he too busy to write something original for, you know, only the biggest single inauguration of the last few decades?
Apparently, since the event is running a few minutes behind schedule, I can now say ‘President Obama’ even though he has not taken the oath yet – that happened at noon eastern, regardless of the status of the oath.
And here we go…
Wow, two flubs in the first three lines. But he got through the rest of it okay. And there we go – President Barack Hussein Obama.
Today is a Very Good Day.