Monday, 2:30

The boy finally made it to the Mall!

Monday, 2:30S

This is what you'll see if you're tomfool enough to come down—miles and miles of porta potties and chainlink fences and jumbotrons on the Mall. On the plus side, it's not so cold AND everyone is in a really good mood. Also I almost got rundown by a guy in a Toyota with an "I heart lesbians" thing hanging from his rearview. That's weird. So yes: thousands of people are milling around before the capital and mostly people are yelling Obama a lot. Understandably! He is the reason for the season.

Monday, 2:30S

Only two of these National Guard guys were hot. Not at all like that commercial that plays before every movie everywhere!