I am so excited on this inauguration eve. It's 8:18pm here, 6:18am in Washington D.C., and beginning very soon, this man will be our President.
We coach Little League in the blue states and we've got gay friends in the red states, amen.
In my enthusiasm I'm in the minority on this military base, I think. I wore a shirt today with a map of Japan and a big red star on the village of Obama, whose name is in big letters across the shirt, and I got a couple 'atta girls but mostly blank stares or irritation. There are no inauguration-watching parties on base, no one staying up late in a gymnasium to watch President-Elect Obama swear his oath. But as of this time tomorrow, his face and not W's will be posted on every quarterdeck.
That will be a good day.