The front page *

some front pages

It's done. Barack Obama is the 44th president of the United States. Will there be the kind of run on newspapers today that there was on Nov. 5? It'll be interesting to see. Here's a small montage of what's out there, courtesy of the Huffington Post. (You can see almost every front page from almost everywhere at the Newseum's site, which is -- surprise! -- pretty much crashed.)

What I'd love to read is how everyone explains how Chief Justice Roberts managed to bungle the oath of office. I love that President Obama (he automatically became our guy when the clock hit high noon, oath or not) kind of smiled, kind of smoothed things over.

Here's that oath, 35 little words (in the right order) that mean so much:

"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

And now we'll all just have to wait and see what happens next.

* Yep, another run on newspapers says LA Now. From AP, too.


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