Apparently, when Malia saw Lincoln's second inaugural speech on the wall of the Lincoln Memorial, she commented on the length.
Her dad answered her, "Malia, that's not long."
Malia looked at her dad. "First African-American president -- better be good."
The emotion felt across the world this morning was palpable. I celebrate especially with the African American community, but I really celebrate with all Americans as we can look forward to a new age.
My father and my sister have been lost to cancer. I think, more frequently than I should, about lives cut short.
I told myself this morning, that no matter what my fate or lifespan, I was privileged to see this day.
I was privileged to be able to share in this moment with millions across the globe.
"Our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions — that time has surely passed."
While these words usher in the challenges ahead, we can be secure in the fact that we have a true leader.
Time to get to work. Mr. President, just tell me how to help.