Friday, January 16, 2009

Inauguration

One day next week, the Lightworker is going to be inaugurated and I'm told it'll be the most expensive one to date. Some sources say $150 million, some say $196 million. Whatever.

I recall that the Left got its sack in an uproar over President Bush's last inauguration and the pricetag was something like $40 million. It's certainly a hell of a lot more than we spent on Clinton.

On the one hand, it doesn't matter much to me. It seems like a waste of money, of time, of effort, but I can see why some folks would want to celebrate. It's historic, it's farcical, it's dramatic. It's gonna be a hell of a blowout at a time when a lot of Americans are hurting. But hey! It's the Lightworker.

What I'd like to see is a return to fiscal responsibility. Lets set the bar somewhere reasonable on inaugurations. Like the Johnston inauguration. A judge, a bible, and the cost of a plane trip from Dallas to Washington.

That'd be about right.

1 comment:

J said...

Pawpaw, the Lightworker, as you call him, has so many problems ahead maybe you should call him the Miracleworker.