INAUGURATION DAY 2009
At the words “And so help me God,” we popped the bottle of Mumms. I’m saving the cork.
“We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.”
This morning at ahistoryofnewyork.com, I wrote a post about the first Presidential inaugural address, which was given by George Washington in New York City in 1789, The post ended with two word-frequency maps, created with Wordle, one for Barack Obama’s Nominatinon Acceptance Speech (August 28, 2008) and one for his Victory Speech on November 4 in Chicago.