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Inaug Bash At The SF Convention Center

January 20, 2009, 12:00 am
By Corey Pein
So we're here at the Santa Fe Convention Center with a few hundred muckety mucks.

Mayor David Coss is making a little speech. His staff encouraged Lt. Gov. Diane Denish to have their Obama party here.

"It is a great day in the United States," Coss says. "I'm so excited to be alive and be the mayor of this city, and to face the challenges with our new president."

Denish makes a little speech of her own. Her daughter is in DC today, freezing.

"I can't help but have a tear in my eye when I think about what this means," Denish says. "We have a man of integrity who is taking the office of the President."

"It is my hope that some of the energy and the hope and the dreams follow us over to the Roundhouse later today," Denish says.

9:35 a.m.: Now CNN is back on. Dick Cheney, in a wheelchair, gets booed.

Two women chatting don't believe the story about him getting hurt moving boxes.

"He's trying to get workman's comp! It's his last day," one lady says.

Local NAACP vice president Agnes Moses, 83, is in the food line with her son, Brad.

"I've been crying for days," she says.

9:58 a.m.: Half the room stands up for Joe Biden taking the oath.

Someone was considerate enough to offer Moses a seat right up front. She'd been standing around in the corner.

10:05 a.m.: The oath. Everyone stands.

They don't even wait for Obama to finish the oath before they start cheering.

10:15 a.m.: Renewable energy gets big applause, even in an oil and gas state.

10:25 a.m.: Obama finally tops his 2004 convention speech.


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