We’ve already spoken of some of the ways in which history was made with today’s inauguration address (full text), but there were also some light moments, if you followed along on social media like I did.
Here are some of my favorites scenes from the day.
Did Senator Rob Portman fall asleep?
Al Roker got so excited about meeting Joe Biden that he literally dropped the mic:
First daughter Malia photobombs her parents while sister Sasha tries to get a photo:
Chuck Schumer looks very happy to see Beyonce:
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In a 20-minute, 2095-word address, President Obama today spoke to the nation on the occasion of his second inaugural, using a theme of togetherness to set the path for his second term. A decidedly progressive speech, the President spoke strongly for the need to come together to address such issues as climate change, marriage equality, immigration, gun violence and economic fairness. Below are the words of the President’s speech, released as it began by the Inaugural Committee.
Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery
Monday, January 21, 2013
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From Obama’s Inaugural Speech:
For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus — and non-believers.
I’m not going to do an exhaustive search, but I believe this could be the first time “non-believer” was used in an inaugural address. This is the kind of leadership that I’ve been wanting for so very long. Someone who did not just pander to the notion that we are a “Christian Nation”, but acknowledge that we are many with many spiritual paths. It is possible to be a [...]Full Story... →
As a child I was always extremely intrigued and slightly jealous of those who grew up in the 60s. Those who got to say they were there when the struggle for civil rights was being fought for. Those who witnessed the immense changes that were happening in our country. I always wished I could have said I was there. I daydreamed about what I would do in those times.
I always wondered what it was like to be in any watershed moment of our country.
Today, we are witness to one of those events.
It arrives on the [...]Full Story... →