There’s so much I could say about this.  I could go on for days.

I’m so proud that my country elected Barack Obama — that they saw in him what I’ve seen in him from the very beginning.

I’m so proud that the candidate I supported from the very beginning was not only the Democratic nominee, but actually elected!  (That’s a first.)

I’m so proud that a black president was elected not only in my lifetime, but at such a young age.

Just hearing people on the news say “the President” and “the First Lady,” it takes a moment, and then it gives me a jolt to realize that they’re talking about Barack and Michelle.  God.  It’s true.

And these are the people who made it happen — well over a million people were on the mall alone.

How amazing does Jill Biden look?  She’s smokin’ hot.

I want that coat.  And those boots.  And I want to look like her when I’m her age.

Joe Biden — a great American.  I knew I loved this guy since “a noun and a verb and 9/11,” and the more I learn about him, the more I like him.  He was my first choice for Obama’s running mate.

No matter who you are, if you’re an American, you’ve benefited greatly from Joe Biden’s work in the Senate.  And you know what?  Most of his major work in the Senate shares the same theme — standing up for victims and defending and protecting them.  I love that about him.

I can’t not mention this hat.

A great moment in United States history.

Budding photographer Malia.

Sasha is second to congratulate her dad after Chief Justice Roberts.

I can’t get over how poised and mature Sasha and Malia were as they walked out onto the podium for their father’s inauguration.  They’re like little adults.

Like much of the country, I’m looking forward to watching these little girls grow up!  They’ve got smart, caring and protective parents, so I’m betting they’ll grow up to be as well-adjusted as Chelsea Clinton.

(And they remind me so much of me and Sars.  They have the same age difference and they seem like they’re best friends.  Sars was the comedian; I was the serious one.  And we had a very close family that loved to joke around and tease each other.)

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — it’s so nice to have a President and First Lady who are not only crazy about each other, but who see each other as equals.  That’s a rare find in a public couple.

I have to admit that I was disappointed by Michelle’s inauguration gown.  If it didn’t have those little tufts of fabric on it, I would have liked it much more.  That was the one thing that held it back.  The cut is great, the one-shoulder is perfect for the times, and she always looks great in white.

Once again…Jill Biden is smokin’ hot.  Beautiful gown.

Good morning, Mr. President!

Today, President Obama spent his day reading the traditional note left for him by former President Bush, calling several Middle Eastern leaders, attending a National Prayer Service at the Washington Cathedral, hosting the traditional White House Open House, meeting with his economic team, meeting with the Pentagon’s top brass, and meeting with several people involved with Iraq, including the country’s Ambassador and Commander.

In the days before the primaries, when it looked like Hillary was all but unstoppable, I remember telling myself that this was great, that I loved supporting Barack, and that I’d gladly support Hillary in the general election.

But every now and then, I’d offer myself a delicious fantasy.

What if, against all odds, he won?

What if?

Oh, and it would be fantastic, and I would be so happy to have him as my President…

That would be amazing — but it wouldn’t happen.

And despite the odds, he made it.  He’s here.  And he’s my President.

Images courtesy of the Huffington Post and Boston.com.

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