Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Arriving at the Inauguration Platform

Former First President George H.Bush and Barbara Bush, arrived at 11:15 am. Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn Carter, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State nominee Hillary Clinton arrived at 11:16 am and are walking down the red carpet at the platform. The Carters, Bushes and Clintons exchange greetings before being seated.

11:20 am: Former President George H. Bush and Barbara Bush enter the platform while an announcement of their entry is made.

11:21 am : "Ladies and Gentlemen, the 42nd President of the United States, President Bill Clinton and his wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton" was announced as they entered the platform.

I am watching on CNN as the Clintons greet people as they pass through the crowd. Hillary Clinton is talking with President George H. Bush.

11:24 am "Ladies and Gentlemen, the children of Vice President Elect Joe Biden, Hunter and Ashley Biden.

11:25 am: "Ladies and Gentlemen, Mrs. Mary Robinson and daughters of the President Elect, Lea and Sasha Obama, accompanied by?

11:28 am: "Ladies and Gentlemen, First Lady Laura Bush and wife of the Vice President elect Jill Biden, ?????

Crowd chanting "No More Bush! "

Crowd chanting "Obama!"

11:31 am: "Ladies and Gentlemen, Mrs. Michele Obama and Doctor Jill Biden, ? ? Mrs. Pelosi and Mrs. Reed.

11:35 am: " Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States, the Honorable George W. Bush and Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney.
(missed four names of Senators and etc.)

11:39am: "Ladies and Gentlemen, accompanying the Vice President Elect of the United States Joseph R. Biden, Jr." ( cheers from the crowd)

As Obama approaches, the crowd cheers and roars and claps thunderously.
Chanting "No More Bush!!!"

11:42: Obama's accompaniment, lots of names
Music began to play...drum roll..
11:43 am: "Ladies and Gentlemen, the President Elect of the United States Barack H. Obama."

cheering louder than the drums, flags waving.

President Elect Barack Obama greets the people on the platform. He greets Joe Biden. more cheering as he greets the Clintons.

11:45 : Ladies and Gentlemen, please take your seats.

Announcer introduces the Honorable Senator Dianne Feinsteinn. She gives her speech.
The world is watching today as our nation makes the peaceful transition in democracy.

No triumph tainted by brutality could ever tarnish the sweet victory of this hour."

They will remember that the dream that once reached the steps of the Lincoln Memorial has finally reached the walls of the White House.

Dr. Rick Warren is giving the Invocation at 11:48 am.
Almighty God, our Father, everything we see and everything we can't see, it all exists becaue of you.

Hear O Israel
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