Barack Obama is now the 44th President of the United States, a few minutes behind schedule.  In a great inauguration ceremony, the first African-American President made an outstanding speech, which was, this blogger thought, not likely to do anything to underplay the expectations the world has of him.  No obvious ‘Yes We Can’ moment, but clearly the newspapers will engineer one from the Check on Delivery Speech.

Incidentally, either Obama or Chief Justice Roberts screwed up the Oath of Office. Will look into it to see which one of them it was; Michele Obama seemed to look askance at both of them.