Expectations for Barack Obama’s inauguration speech tomorrow are, apparently:

Monumental,” CNN


Great,” ABC News

“High”, Detroit Free Press

Lofty”, San Francisco Chronicle

Pressure’s on. MSNBC has even rolled out (insta-gravitas!) cursive-font’d graphics for its reporting of “The Inauguration of Barack Obama.”

So, better be good (as Malia Obama reportedly told her dad last week).

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.