The Corner

The First What Now?

Garrison Keillor writes:

One simply wanted to be present. Freezing cold or not, a crowd of 2 million, whatever—solemn warnings about tight security, long lines, traffic jams, cell phones not working. In the end, one wanted to be there on the Mall before the Capitol on Tuesday at noon amid the jubilant throng and see the man take the oath of office—our first genuine author-president.

Me: It seems to me Teddy Roosevelt, Jefferson and a few others put pen to paper before Obama. Though I do like — and largely agree with — what Keillor is implying about JFK here. Heh.

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