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The Inauguration

I watched the inauguration of President Obama this noontime during lunch. (It was up on big screens in the cafeteria.) A few notes:

1. I loooved having the quartet do the John Williams piece. I even found it on YouTube for future reference. :-)

2. A friend sitting next to me observed that the poet did not read as a poet should. You know, with great inflection, feeling, etc.

3. I think Obama confused the Declaration with the Bible in this section:
The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness. (emphasis mine; text from NYT)

4. I noticed the order of events was behind schedule, at least on TV. Assuming that it really is live feed, Obama was not sworn in until after noon....

Comments

mafia said…
They even said that on TV(CBS, 7 minutes behind and that technically Biden was President for 7 minutes).
Guitarlady said…
I wasn't going to watch it, but the mafia called me up so I heard some of the musical piece. That was probably the best part. :-)

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