I try not to draw attention to myself or offer too much personal information. I try to simply point to the truth and call out error. But today I will offer a private reflection.
I was nervous all day.
From the long wait at the White House, the exit through the corridors with what seemed to be a whole lot of people who didn’t need to be there, out to the motorcade.
The swearing in, the speech, the luncheon, the delays. I just wanted it to be over.
Standing on the steps of the Capital, reviewing the troops, a 240 year tradition. Out in the open. I just wanted it to be over.
I continued with the parade. Trump exited the Cadillac MRAP to walk for bit, as presidents do. Most vulnerable moment, with no bulletproof glass and dozens of viewing points with elevated positions.
Finally, they reached the reviewing stand. Bulletproof AF. Relax.
The last thing I watched was General Mattis being sworn in as SecDef at 7:43pm Eastern Standard Time. The adults are back in charge. AMDG.
I don’t know where it goes from here, but it could have been a lot worse.