Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The 44th President of the United States of America

That was some speech. A few notes on the day:
  • He took the oath of office with his full name, yay!
  • John Paul Stevens, who administered the oath to Vice President Biden, looks damn good for a man approaching 90. He can carry on or he can safely retire now.
  • My people were mentioned: that would be the Jews and the nonbelievers.
  • The ceremonies ran just a bit late, and evidently the White House web site switched over at noon, a few minutes in advance of his swearing in. "Change has come to WhiteHouse.gov," it says. You bet!
  • Mrs. Obama is wearing an outfit by Isabel Toledo, a designer I hadn't heard of before I read a very fine New Yorker profile of her in 2007.
  • I wish we'd gotten a few more glimpses of the President's adorable daughters.
  • DiFi, not my favorite politician, gave good MC.


Paul H. Muller said...

My son twittered that the only way Dick Cheney could possibly be made to look more evil is if they put him in a wheelchair.

Oh well, all that is now over...

Lisa Hirsch said...

....and gave him a fluffy white cat. :)