Inauguration Thread

I’m watching the proceedings from my couch. High definition television offers a much better view than what I could possibly have gotten standing on the mall. And I’ll admit that the festivities this whole weekend have actually left me feeling a bit curmudgeonly — I don’t like the monarchical qualities and I don’t like the way the need to strike a tone of unity and bipartisanship is making it impossible to talk in a serious way about the challenges facing the country.

But as the moment approaches that sentiment is tending to melt away. Still, though I’m happy today I think I’ll be happier tomorrow when we can all get on with things.