This picture is of Brittany and I, with Laura and George W. Bush, at the White House Christmas Party in 2006. It was AMAZING! And President Bush was so nice and personable.
Despite being slightly emotional about Bush leaving office, I am excited to welcome a new POTUS tomorrow. My family and I have tickets to the inauguration. It will be very cold, but we're all hoping it will be another great memory to add to our list. We'll be surrounded by a sea of Obama's faithful followers. But hopefully not this bunch... (please press play)
This outrageous group was a bunch of "Obama rappers." Apparently they followed Obama's campaign trail rapping to get the crowd riled up. Wow. Classy. I caught them when Obama was in town in Tallahassee. I was assigned to cover his visit and get reaction from the large crowd gathering outside the Challenger Center at Kleman Plaza. Obama was not scheduled to speak to the crowd waiting for him outside, but I remember I was impressed that he stopped and took a few minutes to address the cheering crowd (I guess that's what campaigning is all about). He grabbed a megaphone, stood on a park bench and said some motivational things about uniting the country. As we bid Bush farewell, I wish Obama the best. Our country needs it.