Sunday, January 25, 2009

There's a new sheriff in town

While we're all waiting for the Sunday Toons to magically post themselves:

The Boston Globe's web site has some great inaugural pictures. There are some amazing ones: US Troops in Baghdad watching the ceremonies; people in a hut in Afghanistan watching, folks in a Kenyan village watching, and more--a good reminder that people in some of the most unlikely places around the world have managed to wire themselves into the information grid.

Of all the photos, #27 is probably my favorite (scroll down on their page--you'll see), but it's pretty hard not to be impressed by this one:

Also, I was struck by several of the photos of Obama and Michelle. I'm not sure what conclusion to draw from it, if any, but it's surprising to see a President and First Lady who so obviously enjoy one another's presence. Before that, you'd have to go back to who? Ronnie and Nancy? And before that, maybe Harry and Bess for all I know.

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