I'm not going to do a full recap. High points:
- Elizabeth Alexander's poem wasn't great, but had great moments—"Pick up your pencils: begin." (I'm sticking with my colon, even though I'm sure that "begin" is probably written as a single-word sentence.)
- Including the word "non-believers" was a huge rhetorical moment, even though I apparently misheard it as "unbelievers."
- Joseph Lowery's closing benediction was really good. And even Warren's invocation wasn't bad, even if it was from Warren.
- Gene Robinson's invocation at the "We Are One" concert last night was even better. HBO didn't air it, but I don't have HBO anyway.
- Aretha Franklin owes me money. I said it, it must be true.
- Wow. Just wow. :-)