Guess who's really looking forward to next week's Inauguration?
I have the same feeling that I think many Americans have, that it's really remarkable that — what we're going to do here in a few days is swear in the first African-American president of the United States. When I came to town in 1968, we'd had the Martin Luther King assassination, Bobby Kennedy assassination, riots in the cities, major, major disturbances, a lot of it racially motivated around the country. And in fact, things have changed so dramatically that we're now about to swear in Barack Obama as president of the United States. That's really a remarkable story and I think a record of tremendous success and progress for the United States.