Tuesday, 20 January 2009
For some time now it has been possible to buy countdown clocks - all running down to noon today, the moment when George W Bush's presidency comes to an end - along with 'Bush's Last Day' Stickers and calendars. There is even an Internet Countdown Clock - http://www.bbspot.com/news/2005/01/bush_countdown.html
But as John F Kennedy said -
"We observe today, not a victory of party, but a CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM,
symbolising an end, as well as a BEGINNING,
signifying RENEWAL as well as CHANGE"
There will be massive coverage around the world - I'll be watching the BBC Coverage (4pm - 6pm BBC1; BBC 24 thoroughout the day.) I've signed up to the facebook group - Obama Inauguration on CNN.com Live with Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/event.php?eid=56799103571. I'll also be following some of the blogs listed on this page.
I should be live on BBC Northampton at approximately 7.20am (GMT) http://www.bbc.co.uk/northamptonshire/local_radio/ and BBC Cambridgeshire http://www.bbc.co.uk/cambridgeshire/local_radio/ at about 5.15pm (GMT) - both have a live feed on their websites.
Enjoy the day.