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Posted Jan 22 2009 4:01pm
To the complainers, who say the inauguration went on and on or the speech too long or not "one for the ages", I say:
I loved the speech - but I was prepared to love it & was not listening with a critic's ear.  I can tell you that everyone around me was listening with rapt attention and did not seem bored or impatient in the least.  As for length, this was a ceremony!  It's meant to make memories...what's a few extra minutes?  So many people have weddings rather than going to the justice of the peace not because it makes them more married but because we crave ceremony & ritual.
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