You can almost feel it in the air – even way up here! Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President earlier today in Washinton. There were so many people on hand that they expect the number to dwarf all previous presidential inaugurations, including the 1.2 million who were on hand for Lyndon Johnson’s swearing-in back in 1965!
More people also means greater security. The secret service did it’s final security sweep downtown at 3am, and shortly thereafter special Metro trains and streets were already full of people.
I know this will get a LOT of attention. Did you see the flub during the swearing in?
It looks like Barack messes up, but it was actually a mistake made by the Chief Justice – I suppose he was nervous too as this was his first time in that situation. You could see a big smile on Obama’s face, but you’ve got to wonder if he was a little upset over the mistake?
Oh, and I found this interesting. Obama took the oath of office on a Bible used by his political hero, Abraham Lincoln, at his first inauguration in 1861.
bonus code: oops