DATE: 1/20/2005 11:30:00 AM
Live-Blogging the Inaugural - Dirty Harry is a stronger man than I. He's watching MSNBC and CNN. I could only listen to a few minutes of Chris Matthews and his liberal guests before I had to change the channel back to Fox News.
11:32 a.m. - They're introducing the presidential party now. It sounds like Nancy Pelosi got a little booing. Not much, but definitely no cheers.
11:35 a.m. - Was that John Kerry? Not gonna be a good day for him. Too bad.
11:37 a.m. - Oh, great. I've got to listen to a speech by Trent Lott. *Sigh* Who picked this guy to be the chair? We should really pick a different face for the Republican party.
11:40 a.m. - A prayer. Somewhere, Michael Newdow is weeping.
11:43 a.m. - Dang, Trent Lott is back up. Introducing Chief Justice Renquist, who's looking quite frail.
11:45 a.m. - Singing. What is this, "American Idol?" There's no singing in politics!
11:47 a.m. - Wow. It looks really cold there. I hope the protesting moonbats freeze their butts off. Sorry, not an especially generous thought...
11:48 a.m. - She had a pretty voice. Look at the size of that crowd...strage fright galore. Hey, what the heck is Christopher Dodd doing at the podium?
11:49 a.m. - Mary Cheney is there with her father. John Kerry just jumped out of his chair and yelled "But she's a...lesbian..." Sorry, bad joke.
Okay Dennis...you only had one job today, and you messed it up. Cheney looks calm as ever.
11:51 a.m. - Another mezzo soprano. More singing.
11:53 a.m. - Just switched over to C-SPAN2, where that channel is broadcasting the moonbat gathering. Some guy named Chuck Kaufman of the "Nicaragua Network" is trying to make the case that Iraq was better off with Saddam Hussein. Buddy, just remember - sarcasm doesn't come off well from stage. He just called Harry Truman a war criminal for using the atomic bomb. The anti-war forces are pro-dictator.
Justice Renquist is taking the stage. Here we go...
12:04 p.m. - Four more years. It would really be easier to live-blog if blogger didn't stink so badly. So far, the speech has been okay. I like the focus on the war and the reasons for fighting it.
12:07 p.m. - Wow. Look at the size of that crowd. Quoted Lincoln's second inaugural, I believe. The speech is pretty good, but it's not as focused as I'd hoped.
12:18 p.m. - You know, Blogger really sucks. The end of the speech is much better than the beginning.