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Inauguration Day

Michael IL Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 11:32 PM
After the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union it appeared we had won the cold war. Today I'm not so certain.
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 political opponents...

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