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Tuesday_Morning Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:24 PM
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Garrison Keillor was on the Mall yesterday
A new America emerging

Six-block lines, Arctic weather, packed trains -- none of it mattered. We can believe in our country again.


http://www.salon.com/opinion/keillor/2009/01/21/inaugur... /


Lovely account of the day...and he doesn't think the booing was in bad form!
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callous taoboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:33 PM
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1. Great stuff. n/t
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jkshaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:01 PM
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2. Great stuff, indeed!
Keillor never disappoints.
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ezgoingrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:11 PM
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3. Excellent article!
It made me cry but then again, I've cried many times since yesterday! But I've ever felt happier about it!
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Tuesday_Morning Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:29 PM
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4. Yeah - this part brought tears to my eyes.
But the great moment came later, as the mob flowed slowly across the grounds. I heard loud cheers behind me and there on the giant screen was the Former Occupant and Mrs. Bush saying goodbye to the Obamas in the parking lot behind the Capitol, the Marine helicopter behind them.

The crowd stopped and stared, a little stunned at the reality of it.

They saw it on a screen in front of the Capitol and it was actually happening on the other side. The Bushes went up the stairs, turned, waved and disappeared into the cabin, and people started to cheer in earnest. When the blades started turning, the cheering got louder, and when the chopper lifted up above the Capitol and we saw it in the sky heading for the airport, a million jubilant people waved and hollered for all they were worth. It was the most genuine, spontaneous, universal moment of the day. It was like watching the ice go out on the river.

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childslibrarian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:51 PM
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5. Thank you for posting.
I've passed it on.
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:28 PM
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6. Be book ever
Homegrown Democrat by Garrison Keillor

It brought tears to my eyes.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:02 PM
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7. Giving this a Kick
It's Garrison Keillor
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