January 19th, 2009
05:43 PM ET

In Washington, the tide has rushed in..

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Candy Crowley | BIO
CNN Senior Political Correspondent

It is completely insane now on the streets around the newseum.... hundreds of people..with a heavy dose of CNN junkies-turned-paparazzi who literally form circles around you for pics, autographs, excited talk.

(Don't get me wrong, I love CNN junkies - and they fund the paychecks around here. But Holy Moley.)

All barricades, tour buses, traffic jam and no cops. People walking all over the streets that are open. Not sure if there is an event close by but it is pandemonium.

As an aside for the future, We will never be able to evacuate this town whenever the end of the world comes.

Filed under: Inauguration
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Cameo

    Hi Candy!

    Thank you for all you and the rest at CNN do to keep us informed. I know it must be crazy out there not to mention chilly!

    Stay warm and stay safe!

    January 19, 2009 at 6:48 pm |
  2. Dennis Dobie

    If you refer to Obama as the first "African/American" president, then he's not elligible to be president.

    A literal interpretation of "African/American" would be someone born in Africa that migrates to America and becomes a U.S. citizen. Thus, an "African/American"! But, as an "African/American", would not be elligible to become president of the U.S. because he/she was not born in the U.S. or any of it's possessions.

    A black born in the U.S. would be an "American of African descent" and therefore elligible to become president because he/she is a naturalized citizen.

    I wish the press would pay closer attention to interpretations.

    Don't get me started on the mis-use of "Diva"

    Dennis Dobie
    Clinton Twp. MI

    January 19, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  3. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Its just because everybody love you Candy! 🙂 I'm so jealous of everyone who gets to be in Washington DC tomorrow! Hope you are having an amazing week already! 🙂

    January 19, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  4. Jennifer - Michigan

    Hey Candy,
    I guess people are going to continue to pour in for the big event. Must be such a sight to see. History is being made – glad you can be there! You're the best! Hope you have a good day, see you later.

    January 19, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  5. Julia G

    But it's a joyous pandemonium!

    January 19, 2009 at 6:07 pm |
  6. Tammy, Berwick, LA

    Good to know. Remind us all to stay away from DC when the Apocalypse hits.

    January 19, 2009 at 5:49 pm |