A whimsical moment from Inauguration Day

Marjorie Otto

I found this on NPR yesterday and thought it would be something different from the rest of the buzz of Inauguration.

Amidst the Inaugural activities yesterday, President Obama signed some of his first documents of his second term. Oftentimes, the pens used to sign official documents are given away as souvenirs.

Thinking that the pens were up for grabs, Senator Harry Reid took one. He was quickly scolded by an official in the room. President Obama quickly made it into a joke by telling the senator he could get him a pen if he really wanted one.  Here is a video of the pen ordeal as well a segment from NPR’s All Things Considered.