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Vol. LXIII, No. 4
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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Question of the Week:

“What will you most remember about the inauguration?”

 

“So many people turned out for it, and nothing violent happened. Everyone cried — it was a beautiful moment. It was a wonderful happening. Who would have thought? We were limited to doctors, lawyers, maybe a congressman — that was as high as we could go. Now I can tell my son, ‘You can be anything you want, anything is possible. No excuses about the “man” holding you down, because look at what we have.’”

Monique Belton (r) with sister-in-law Nikita Tate, Princeton


“I was there; and it was the benediction. Reverend Lowery ended with asking all those who believe in justice to say, ‘amen.’ Everyone shouted it, even my dad who is not religious and is usually offended by the inclusion of religion in politics.”

Lauren Bachman, PU


Scott: “With the world watching, President Obama captured the moment beautifully. He acknowledged that, yes, these are difficult times with serious challenges, But, when he said, ‘Know this, America — they will be met,’ I felt an overwhelming sense of optimism and patriotism.” Jennifer: “I’ll remember seeing the massive crowd on the Mall. I grew up in D.C., and have been to lots of events on the Mall; and nothing I’ve been to comes close to Obama’s inauguration. It’s a clear picture of how unified and optimistic our country is right now.” Charlie: “I couldn’t believe how much Dick Cheney reminded me of Old Man Potter from It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Jennifer, Scott, and Charlie (center) Ross, Princeton

 

“The crowd, the enthusiasm and excitement.”

Susan Gordon, Princeton


“The speech was inspirational. The coming together of all races. It made you feel good to be an American.”

Dean Pierson, Hopewell Township


“I think he did very well. He was impressive, his demeanor was confident, which made me feel confident about our economic recovery and hopes for the future.”

James Moore, Princeton

 


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