warm, high-spirited jubilance of this day. A putting aside of politics as usual, a sense of "let's lighten up," for today and savor the celebration of America, its reverence for the will of the people and the rule of law, its tolerance of diverse religions and ethnicities ; and,today, its arms-open-wide joining together of all Americans.
I want the celebration to last for weeks, to last forever. I want the promises for positive change, especially universal health care, made by then president- elect Obama, to begin tomorrow
I applaud all the members of the U.S. security organizations who protected our outgoing and incoming leaders from harm on this day and who will continue to do so from this day forward.
You are my personal heroes.