Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Conversation starter

At West Texas A&M's Activities Center, a march is expected to commence soon to go to the Fieldhouse to view the inauguration on the big screen. In the meantime, students are milling around, some stopping to watch some of the early coverage on the first-floor television.
Joseph Goss, 33, a full-time student and Rick Martinez, full-time worker and part-time student, stood and silently watched and then weighed in with each other as to what today meant.
"Stuff like this makes me proud to be an American," Goss said "Anyone can be president. Up until now, it's been just white old males, and when I say old, 60 to 70 years old. Now you see this, and it's great."
Martinez, a native of Corpus Christi, may not be able to watch the actual swearing-in since he works in the physical plant, but if not, he'll listen on the radio.
"Hopefully, this day will never be forgotten," he said. "It's something we as Americans need to retain this enthusiasm. Just the knowledge that a minority can run things is huge."

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