Today is the day that Gee Dubya is inaugurated for a second term. As terrible as it is, what really bothers me is the fact that forty million dollars are being spent on three days of parties. While most of this money is coming from private sources, I am sure that there is still a large cost incurred on all Americans. Just the fact that people are paying hundreds of thousands of dollars has me feeling uneasy. I am sure the party-goers are only spending that money because they want to go to a fun party (read this sarcastically).
With the war going on in Iraq, I would hold this "so called elected" president in much higher regard if he would have said there should be no frivolous spending until our troops are safe. Doesn't he have better things to do, like figure out a way to hold a successful election in Iraq, instead having rich brown-nosers try to get governmental favors.
At least JibJab can find some humor in this event.
I'm even more appalled at the Bush administration's refusal to pay for the nearly $12 million in security expenses generated by the event. Instead, the city of Washington, D.C., which coincidentally voted for "the other guy" by a ratio of 9-to-1, will have to foot the bill themselves by shifting funds away from other city security programs. I've heard one report stating that one thing D.C. will have to give up is having modern Haz Mat suits for possible chemical attacks. And for what? A Grand Ole Party.