Lee Cowan inaugrinanity:
.... "Just ordinary street corners like this one here in Chicago fell silent, almost becoming a political cathedral of sorts." Cowan, the man who once announced that covering Barack Obama made his "knees quake," closed the segment by rhapsodizing, "And almost everyone was making that mental scrapbook, noting the time and place where they were on this day and, perhaps, shared a collective tear." It was, he said, "An event meant to be remembered and one meant to be shared."
Note this day. We'll have to see if it's confirmed by birth statistics and sales of Judy Garland CDs, but this may be the day that all the newsmen in America went gay. Chris Matthews was just ahead of the curve.