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Inauguration Day

Cambermeister Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 2:27 PM
I'm no mathematics genius. We've got two brothers coaching in the Super Bowl. Is that a greater improbability than a second inauguration of a President that kept no promises and failed at pretty much everything?

For foreigners, the only thing nuttier than watching the way we elect our Presidents is watching the way we inaugurate them.

For a nation that wears its egalitarianism not just as a badge of honor, but (as we saw this past November) almost as a requirement for office, the pomp and circumstance involved in a modern U.S. presidential inauguration would have moved Louis XIV to modesty.

Both parties face the same issue: Looking for the balance between demonstrating a public outpouring of interest, if not affection, for the person preparing to take the oath of office without giving your...