Thursday, January 22, 2009

Play by Play


Missed the inauguration completely.  I figure that history will still happen even if I sleep.  Our correspondent was on hand with this account:


Loud cheers when "Departure of Pres. George W. Bush" flashes on CNN. Loud booing when Cheney wheeled out to limo. Loud laughter when Michelle Obama waves at Cheney rolling by. Cheering when limo door closes on Cheney. Cheering as George and Laura head toward the waiting helicopter. Booing as Bush attempts to kiss Michelle Obama on the lips. Michelle deflects kiss with last-second turn of head. Cheers. Louder cheers as Bush steps into helicopter. Still louder cheers as Obama and Michelle turn and walk away. "Close it tight," someone shouts as door pulled to helicopter pulls shut. More cheering as blades begin to turn. Faster, faster...

We have lift off. AND THE CROWD GOES WILD! Cheering, toasts. Not as loud as when Obama was sworn in, but loud enough for George to hear us from here, if he's listening, which he's not—because when did he ever listen?


On the turntable:  Petty Booka, "Fuijiyama Mama" 

On the nighttable:  Swami Rama, "The Science of Breath"


5 comments:

taikotari said...

YEAH!!!!!

Sheryl said...

I didn't want to be so emotional about it, but I cried tears of joy all morning as I watched it on the tele. I laughed out loud as I saw a huge banner, on the national news, mind you, that read "BUSH GET THE HELL OUT!". I hope he heard as they all loudly sang "Na na na na HEEEEY, good bye!" over and over again.

Sheryl said...

By the way, I had the pleasure of seeing Petty Booka live at the Mercury Lounge where I used to work. Great show!

ted said...
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ted said...

Yeah Sheryl, I remember the night Clinton was elected, you and I dancing around your living room in great joy. Or maybe it was the wine...