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Inauguration Day

Pennsylvania Voter Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 7:57 AM
President Empty Chair sure looks like the Presidency is aging him fast. Or could it be all of that partying, vacationing, and golf? It certainly isn't because he worked hard at governing. He may want to think about pacing himself in the next term.
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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