It was the Thrill of Victory yesterday at 7th and Montana as the whole neighborhood, it seemed, caught Inauguration Fever. Personally, I've never seen such excitement -- or such high hopes -- over the U.S. Presidency. A record-setting 1.8 million people were crammed into the Mall to witness the event on Tuesday -- including several who made the trip from 7th and Montana -- but to me the best part of the new presidency is the impact it's already having on our nation's young people. A recent survey found that more kids than ever say they want to be President when they grow up. Genevieve brought the special "Inauguration Edition" of The Los Angeles Times to her class yesterday to review it with her students. I hope it inspires them more than their last project, a writing assignment where they were asked to offer advice regarding how the PTA should spend its money. Evidently, no one told them that the PTA doesn't have any money ...!