I just got back from the State House, where a couple of hundred citizens assembled for a viewing of the inauguration of President Obama. There were tears, cheers, everyone stood when our new president took the oath of office. Lt. Gov Elizabeth Roberts hosted, and partially fixed a weather related crisis — the bright sun bleached out the video screen.

We saw recorded addresses from Sens. Reed and Whitehouse, and Cong. Langevin. I never expected that the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, would sing, ‘My Country Tis of Thee’.

Back to work now, to take care of all the business I missed this morning. Yes We Can.