Best line from the party:
God bless America.My spirit was lifted today. Aretha Franklin. Wow. Yo Yo Ma and friends. Nice. The poem by Elizabeth Alexander, Praise song for the Day. Beautiful.
God bless Barack Obama.
And God bless the airplane that took George W. Bush back to Texas.
Rev. Lowry's prayer wrapped it all up well. It was good he was last. I have known for a long time that the benediction is the most important part of the worship service.
Rev. Warren's opening prayer was--well, loud--but better than expected.
It was 489 words including the Lord's Prayer if you would like to use that as a guide to make a pledge for LGBT rights.
Of course, it wasn't a worship service, but then again, two prayers, a poem, a sermon, and a Bible gets pretty close.
Speaking of the sermon, President Obama nailed it. He told us all to grow up. There is a new way of getting along and getting things done. We have work to do.
Excited to start a new day with some intelligence and class in the White House.