re: "the impending Goetterdaemmerung that is Inauguration Day"
"(I)n addition to ten thousand tour busses and burdensome security requirements, there is also going to be an official poet."
"As if I needed another reason to leave town for all this."
Having participated in both the 1993 and 2001 inaugurations (how's that for bipartisan!) and having been dumped by my very serious girlfriend as we were preparing to go into Downtown D.C. to watch the 1997 inaugural fireworks, I am very pleased to note that I won't in town for this debacle.
How come I'm not hearing a lot of complaining in the press about the unnecessary extravagance of it all the way during these tough economic times the way I did before Bush's first inauguration?