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Illinois Ends Blagojevich Farce

As I watched the Senate deliver it’s damning verdict live via C-Span, I was reminded of the credo of former US Supreme Court Justice Brandeis – “sunshine is the best disinfectant”. A philosophy that ex Governor, now plain – Mr Blagojevich, would never support.

VP Biden Does it Right First Time / Telling Thoughts

Telling Thoughts Even though he had spent 35 years previously as a member of the US Senate, it was pleasing to see that Vice President Joe Biden (unlike the mistake laden Chief Justice John Roberts at the Presidential inaugural ceremony) was prepared to deliver the oath of office to the new Senator from New York, Kirsten Gillibrand, reading from […]

“Inaugural Memories” of An Obama Volunteer

Telling Thoughts

A few weeks ago I invited a dedicated Obama campaign volunteer from North Carolina (a lady who prefers to remain anonymous) to consider recording her feelings and memories following her much anticipated sojourn to Washington DC for the inauguration of her country’s 44th President.

My thanks go to her for this fine contribution

A Personal Snapshot of the Inaugural

Telling Thoughts As an Australian Obama supporter I watched first class coverage of the inaugural day on C-SPAN (streaming from the US) until 4 am on Wednesday morning Australian eastern standard time (14 hours ahead of ET in America) from my home city of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. I was up again at 7am, eager to see […]

Inaugural Rough Justice

The Chief Justice posed the question, “Are you prepared to take the oath Senator?”. Senator? It is a matter of public record that Barack Obama had resigned from the US Senate on and as early as 16th November 2008.

We Are One / Inauguration Concert / 1 hour 58 mins

Telling Thoughts At last, a copy of the complete HBO broadcast of the We Are One Inauguration concert from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC on Sunday 18th January 2009. This video has been acquired courtesy of the Presidential Inauguration Committee. Best Wishes [signature] HBO We Are One Inauguration Concert .. 1 hour 58 mins

President Barack Obama 2009 Inauguration Address

Telling Thoughts   History would not be denied this 20th day January 2009, as President Barack Hussein Obama swore the inaugural Presidential oath on President Abraham Lincoln’s 1861 Bible. The 44th President delivered his address from the inaugural podium fronting the Western elevation of the Capitol Building in Washington DC. Millions of Americans flocked in unprecedented numbers to the nation’s capital to witness and […]

MSNBC Video Excerpts / We Are One Concert

Telling Thoughts A view from the direction of the Washington Monument across the reflecting pool to the Lincoln Memorial   At this stage I have not been able to find a complete video record of the concert. Will keep trying. [signature] MSNBC Introduction to We Are One Concert 4 mins http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/28721505#28721505 Commentary and interviews 3 mins http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/28721506#28721506“ […]

In Lincoln’s Footsteps / The Obama Express

Telling Thoughts A snapshot of President elect Barack Obama’s historic journey retracing that of former President Abraham Lincoln from Philadelphia to the nation’s capital in Washington DC. NB: Other related videos will be added as they come to hand. [signature] KC Couple Invited To Join Obama Whistle Stop Tour .. 2 mins 06 President-Elect Obama in Philadelphia: […]

Dreams of Obama / Frontline Special / Episodes 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6

Telling Thoughts                                   Dreams of Obama  A series of six outstanding episodes in the Obama candicacy and campaign for the Presidency of the United States. These are to be replayed on PBS the night of the Inauguration in Washington DC on 20th January 2009. [signature] Frontline’s Dreams of Obama   http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/dreamsofobama/view/1.html Chapter One:  A Newcomer Who Steals the […]