Archive for January, 2009

Inauguration Central

Washwords’ inaugural inauguration coverage has now moved HERE.

In particular, enjoy photos here and moments, articulated here.

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January 23, 2009:

Cover of Washington Post Express: Obama to close Guantanamo within the year

A1 of the Washington Post: Secretary of State Clinton reports to work

CNN this Morning: Stem Cell Research begun (“Some guy named me” – so… we’ll have AIDS, cancer cured within five years?)

ABC morning: the wired Obama White House

But, the DC Examiner (which I believe is affliated with the conservative Washington Times)? Full page photo of Benjamin Button with the tagline: Oscar buzz. Waaaay down the page in 12 pt. type? That thing about Guantanamo.

Oh Examiner, ease up, enjoy the moment, you know you want to!

P.S. Your crosswords are ridiculously easy, too. luvyabye.

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The Good, The Bad, and the Purple

[Read to the end for a tearjerking video on this one: our better angels, from the sea of purplegate.]

It was a glorious day, a hopeful day, a chilly day, and alas, for many, a teary day and “not for the reasons” they’d hoped. So explains my pal, Alison, one of the infamous “Purplegaters” – trapped after a walk of 10 miles, realizing: she was about to miss it.

For those who haven’t heard – estimates are climbing to about 5,000 of folks in the much coveted inaugural purple, orange, and blue ticket sections (to watch the swearing in)  were unable to get in, some despite arriving before dawn, many after walks of hours and treks for days to see this moment. The Washington Post, (and here, if you want your heart broken) covered it, cnn covered it, Foreign Policy had it facebook has a group or twelve (the 3rd street tunnel seemed to be particularly “doomfilled” for many.)

But here’s a snippet from my friend, who was there, after watching on tv in union station, without sound:

My own journey began this morning before sunrise when we set out from Arlington, VA, wearing many layers and braving temperatures in the teens down past the Iwo Jima Read the rest of this entry »

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