I’m here in the National Mall with live coverage of President Barrack Obama’s second inauguration and to tell you the truth, I thought it would be a lot more crowded.
I have been here since 10:00 am. I thought that was a little late for a veteran reporter like myself, but apparently it is right on time, as I’m literally the only person here.
Just moments from now, President Obama should be making his way through this door to reflect on the last four years and ponder on the next four. I’m hoping that it is only going to be him and not his family because there is not much room in here.
Now I am taking a seat on this overturned mop bucket and awaiting the president’s arrival. The tension is palpable. And it’s a little hot in here, too. Luckily, the thermostat is right over here by the boiler….Let’s see here…..here we go……..
Ahhhhhhhhh, that’s much better.
Well, I guess I’ll have to open the door for him. That seems a little odd, but…
Here he comes!! Looking remarkable in…some sort of gray and white frock…pushing a cleaning cart….He’s beginning his speech.
“Te pongo algunas toallas frescas, senor”?