Thursday, January 15, 2009
Back in 2005, John Tierney of the New York Times did a piece about the cost and appropriateness of the Presidential inauguration as it flowed upwards of an estimated 40 to 70 million. John wasn't the only journalist having a conniption. Plenty were bent about the cost and the extravagant parades that required massive amounts of security adding what many felt was unnecessary dollars. The press found the celebration inappropriate due to the dying soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their concern was indeed overwhelming. I can't say I buy into the press showing the military any love.
This inauguration is running upwards of 110 million dollars and maybe more, and that is the scaled down version as Obama thinks it is inappropriate to celebrate while so many in the country are experiencing hardship due to the economy. So I am waiting for the press to have a freaking cow about this, the most costly inauguration celebration in history. Soldiers are still serving and dying and people are struggling to make ends meet. This celebration is getting far too out there with the likes of Usher, Will i am and some other entertainment gurus who should be doing this gig for free...remember democrats are men and women of the PEOPLE and celebrities speak the loudest for the donkey party. So where is the outrage, the heads shaking in disgust, hands going up in the air about "the man" and his display of wealth while the people are suffering? I will open a bag of chips and wait for the masses to cry in agony for the irony. Though, I can't decide if I am going to watch this inauguration. While I want Obama to succeed, I find it difficult to look hypocrisy in the face without floating an air biscuit and sometimes I don't feel much like kneeling down and worshipping the porcelain God. So bring on the rationale and excuses dems, I will be waiting for your moral clarity to proclaim that this 110 million dollar obnoxious display of celebration on January 20th is indeed grossly inappropriate. Let's be consistent with our outrage, that is all I ask.