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Full video of Barack Obama's inaugural address (plus a bonus)

January 21, 2009 |  3:10 am

Last night President Obama got the rest of the country's husbands in thoroughly hot water -- by taking his wife Michelle out, and not just to a dance.

He took her out to 10 balls. And he got all dressed up too. (Very nice photo of the pair here.)

This morning while he figures out which Oval Office drawer he's gonna keep the big and the little paper clips in for the first day in his new work digs (and maybe has second thoughts about spending $740 million to seek this new burden), we have a special video treat here on The Ticket:

Three videos.

The first two -- one right below here and the other on the jump (scroll down or click the "Read more" line) -- are of the complete inaugural address of Barack H. Obama yesterday after taking the oath of office. It's not a long speech by presidential standards.

The third video also has to do with inaugural remarks, but we'll keep that one a secret until you get there. All three are revealing examples of how the English language can be used to communicate and move.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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Speaking of the inauguration, register here for cellphone alerts on each new Ticket item. RSS feeds are also available here. And we're on Amazon's Kindle as well.

Now, here's a special video treat: An excerpt from the famous inauguration address of President John F. Kennedy back in 1961. Listen, just before he speaks, to what outgoing President Eisenhower says to him during their handshake. (Answer below.)

What Ike says to the new commander-in-chief is: "You're it now."

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