The man sure can give a speech; here’s to hoping he returns some appreciation for and skill with oratory to the general discourse. His speech was by far the best, though the benediction at the end had some things going for it; I particularly liked “tanks into tractors”.
But here is what I thought, as the camera panned out to sweeping views of the Mall: L’Enfant did a really good job at making a city that inspires, a city that, while not good for being a real city, is good for sweeping ideas about a Just Government. The emanating boulevards, the open parks, the use of elevation. It has some stuff going for it.
Well, here’s hoping for social justice and better education in the next four (maybe eight?) years.