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Goodbye Dubya, here come the Barack and Michelle show...

(292 Posts)
mrsbaldwin Tue 20-Jan-09 16:43:18

... and straight to the important stuff - she is wearing a dress by a Cuban American designer.

Switch on the telly right now and have a look at it all if you can

CrushaGrape Tue 20-Jan-09 16:56:34

I hate to be a pedant (oh no I don't!), but religious guy made a mistake: he said it was the 44th peaceful transition of power. As Obama is the 44th president, it's the 43rd transition.

Yes, I know, I know, there are more important things going on....

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 20-Jan-09 16:56:37

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Earthymama Tue 20-Jan-09 16:56:57

Why choose that Religious Guy who is anti-everything?

Aretha's hat is wonderful, Queen of soul!!

PenelopePitstops Tue 20-Jan-09 16:57:04

stupid question, what song is she singing?

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 20-Jan-09 16:57:57

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TheDevilWearsPrimark Tue 20-Jan-09 16:57:58

Bit of a blopper for the poor reporter though.

choosyfloosy Tue 20-Jan-09 16:58:15

the panting posers on radio 4 have just been laughing at how monarchical it all feels - no it DOESN'T you poo poo heads, spot the difference he's been ELECTED

TheDevilWearsPrimark Tue 20-Jan-09 16:58:19


Habbibu Tue 20-Jan-09 16:58:46

Happy Happy Day!!! DD on her way home, and wants to watch ITNG, apparently. Do you think I can convince her this is more important? She's 2...

sarah293 Tue 20-Jan-09 16:58:55

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SmallShips Tue 20-Jan-09 16:59:44

DS is asking for 'Beebies'... not a chance.

kayzr Tue 20-Jan-09 16:59:49

I am really looking forward to his speech.

DS1 keeps turning the sky box off though.

eandz Tue 20-Jan-09 17:00:58

not fair! i wish i was watching. i even voted this year!

i'm soo happy about it. i'm soo glad Obama won. i didn't think it would happen. but i am soo friggin ridiculously happy.

before he won, i didn't think there were enough Americans out there who would vote for Obama considering the racial climate following the bush administration. but boy was i wrong. (and thank goodness for being wrong!!)

akhems Tue 20-Jan-09 17:01:02

who was the bloke who was introducing the people as they came out..... that voice...

I'm a snivelling wreck here blush

SmallShips Tue 20-Jan-09 17:01:06

Heartwarming story from the BBC there.

sarah293 Tue 20-Jan-09 17:01:14

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CrushaGrape Tue 20-Jan-09 17:01:47

Ah, nice music. yay! Joe Biden is in. Au revoir Cheney, you gun toting nutter.

boredveryverybored Tue 20-Jan-09 17:01:54

I want the speech now!

SmallShips Tue 20-Jan-09 17:02:26

Why was he in a wheelchair?

Poledra Tue 20-Jan-09 17:02:37

Bugger - need to go pick up the DCs. Ask Obama to wait for me, will you wink?

Habbibu Tue 20-Jan-09 17:02:43

I heard on the World Service this morning that there's something like an 80% approval rating for Obama atm - amazing!

Now, obv he cannot keep that up - but it shouldn't take the joy away from it, either.

boredveryverybored Tue 20-Jan-09 17:03:07

Hurt himself moving boxes to his new house or something they said <evil snigger>

PenelopePitstops Tue 20-Jan-09 17:03:11

lovely music im crying

Habbibu Tue 20-Jan-09 17:03:52

I've never seen Yo-Yo Ma play before. How cool. DH plays cello, so I think it's v. sexy.

CrushaGrape Tue 20-Jan-09 17:04:54

The poor musicians are in suit jackets; I guess a coats would encumber them too much. They must be absolutely freezing.

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