“We walked through the bottom lobby to go out. . . .We went over and hung around waiting for the swearing in of Ford.
And then the whole mood changed. It was quiet, respectful, sorrowful in one sense, but upbeat. The music and the band seemed cheerier, the talking and babbling of voices after Ford’s fantastic speech, crowds of friends, indeed a new spirit, a new lift. . . .”

—From George H.W. Bush’s diary