I’ll post the few pictures I took tonight. But for now I’ll say I’ve been in big crowds downtown before, but never have I been in such a big crowd and never have I been in a crowd where the mood was overwhelmingly excited and happy.
I also want to salute the men and women who kept order during the event and those who had to clean up after over a million people. Heckuva job – just kidding!
The train ride home from work today was a lot more crowded than usual. I don’t know where half of these people are going to or coming from. The people attending the formal functions are easy to spot and in general, how can I say this? This crowd is a fuck of a lot more diverse than the ones for the last two inaugurations. Yeah, I got yer RealAmerica right here.
Completely apropos of nothin’: I thought this was the national anthem when I was a kid.
I hope everyone who really wanted to get out here, made it. Welcome but I’m afraid we weren’t able to get permits to hunt BushBots.
Sorry, sorry. Really. Apparently there’s an old city ordinance that forbids hunting any creature dumber than a pigeon.
I wanted to write a really evocative piece about what it feels like in D.C. right now. The mood of the people (not the nut-shriveling cold), the anticipation in the air, the fact that people really are striding around with a cheery little gleam in their eye like they know a secret and they know you know the secret too and isn’t it wonderful? And then there’s this … uh … this …
Words fail me.
I mean, I could tell you about arriving at the other end of my commute this morning and seeing that even the train station at the ass end of nowhere has a full compliment of porta-johns, but I’d have to tell you why that made an impression on me and you’d probably wind up reaching for a great big net.
As I said, I can’t find the words. So you’ll have to listen to this:
Wait. You don’t get chills?
What’s a Republican doing in my blog?
Ed: I have no idea why the embed crapped out.
But you’re still a Republican if you don’t get chills.