12:00 p.m. Well, we have a new Vice-President at least. Biden swears in with J.P. Stevens.
12:03 p.m. Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma and an all-star band play “Air and Simple Gifts” written by Star Wars composer John Williams. Giant crowd is quiet and respectful.
12:08 p.m. Here we go. Chief Justice Roberts. Obama, who stumbles a bit on the words (no “uh’s” though). But he gets it done. New sheriff in town, y’all.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 20, 2009