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Barack Obama will become the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009 — the first African-American elected to the position. Many locals will make the trip to Washington, D.C., to watch the historic event. Others will watch from here in Kansas.
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Washington Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, on some short lists as Obama’s running mate or a member of his cabinet, was in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday — not to be sworn in, but as an observer. Sebelius and other governors from around the nation had a prime spot to view the swearing-in ceremony.
“We actually could see the whole Mall while it was going on and I don't think anybody has ever seen a crowd like that gathering,” Sebelius said. “It was very exciting, very moving, just a remarkable day in history, and so wonderful to participate."