Official Inaugural Schedule of Events

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Good morning.

Today is inaugural day. The day billions of people around the world and millions in the U.S. have been anxiously awaiting for the past 8 years.

Here’s the official inaugural schedule of events:

President-elect Barack Obama, Mrs. Obama, Vice President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden for church services tomorrow morning at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The President-elect will not speak during the services.

Following the services, President-elect Obama, Mrs. Obama, Vice President-elect Biden and Dr. Jill Biden will have coffee with President Bush, Mrs. Bush, Vice President Cheney, Mrs. Cheney and members of the House and Senate leadership at the White House. The coffee is closed to the press.

President-elect Obama, Mrs. Obama, Vice President-elect Biden and Mrs. Biden will travel with President Bush and Mrs. Bush, Vice-President Cheney and Mrs. Cheney to the Capitol. Vice President-elect Biden will be sworn in by Associate Justice John Paul Stevens. President-elect Obama will be sworn in by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. at 11:30 AM ET. Mrs. Obama will carry the Lincoln Bible to the platform and hold it while the oath of office is administered. President Obama will deliver his Inaugural Address at approximately 12 PM ET.

President Obama will then proceed to the Capitol where he will sign cabinet secretary nomination certificates. A pool from the Joint Committee on Congressional Ceremonies will be present for the signing ceremony and for the remarks at the Inaugural Lunch that will follow. The Senate Press Gallery is determining the pool. The President and First Lady, Vice President and Second Lady will then proceed to the East Front of the Capitol for the Review of the Troops, before the beginning of the Inaugural Parade.

The President and First Lady will travel with the Presidential Escort to the Presidential Reviewing Stand where they will meet up with their daughters and the Biden family to watch the rest of the parade.

The President and First Lady will attend all ten official Inaugural balls. The President will speak briefly at all ten balls.

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8 Responses to Official Inaugural Schedule of Events

  1. it is going to be a bumpy ride – and obama has made some of them already – but it does seem the grownups are in charge

    dick and george – march off into the sunset and never ever “grace” us with your poison again as you have done for 8 years.

    may you both have miserable and painful lives – and eat shit while you are at it

  2. Joe in Colorado says:

    The problems in this country created by the mismanagement of Bush and Cheney run so deep that I don’t Obama will be able to turn things around in one term. It’s going to take two terms. Just look at the economy. If we don’t get a handle on the debt, we’re going to sink.

  3. feminazi says:

    I just watched the Obamas leave Blair House and travel to St. Johns Church. Michelle is wearing a pretty yellow outfit and Barack is dressed in black. The coverage on CSPAN is great. They just urn on the camera and they don’t blather on and on, like CNN or MSNBC. I have to say, I thought this day might not arrive. I can’t express how happy I am to see Bush and Cheney go.

  4. BradFrmPhnx says:

    Almost speechless today. Just really, really happy. The events that will unfold today are what makes our country great. The passing of leadership. The last couple of times I watched with dismay. Today I’ll watch with hope.

  5. Walk on Socks says:

    I feel like I’m dreaming.

    The dictator Bush will be back in Texas where he belongs before dinner time and Barack Obama will be our nation’s 44th president.

    It’s a new day!

  6. Ahhh, this air somehow smells fresher now that Bush is right on the doorstep.

  7. Fran says:

    PRESIDENT OBAMA ~ Has a nice ring to it. Such a welcome and necessary change. We are getting our country back ! The chokehold of the neocons is over- we can breathe again.
    This is a very happy day!

  8. libhomo says:

    It is tragic that such an important day for the country was completely ruined by Rick Warren’s participation in it.

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