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Inauguration Pros and Cons

In Politics on January 18, 2009 at 8:22 pm
A few thoughts from the peanut gallery:
  • The peaceful inauguration of an American President is an inspiring thing; the spectacle of it, unfortunately, caricatures itself. 
  • Obama is trying way too hard to seem Abraham Lincoln-like; that said, better Abraham Lincoln than Jimmy Carter.
  • 42,500 security agents working the event seems overkill; one successful assassin, however, is one too many.
  • Racially speaking, swearing in Obama the day after MLK day is not irony; one could think of it as poetry.
  • The song "At Last" for the First Couple's dance is a great choice; Beyonce singing it, not so much.
  • Now is a good time to buy a new American flag; flying the Stars and Stripes becomes cool again on Tuesday.
  • As a result of all the hype and expectation, we've made Obama so important that he can't fail; brace yourself, America – it's going to hurt the first time he does.
Let's do this.

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