January 20, 2009 marks the day that all of you who voted for Obama have waited for.
He has promised change....blah blah blah...they all promise that.
He has promised he will make things better....blah blah blah...they all promise that.
He has promised...well, lots of things....but they all do that.
But before he gets started, today you and your tax dollars are having a $150,000,000 party in his honor,
Let me repeat that in case it didn't register: "Today you and your tax dollars are having a $150,000,000 party in his honor." Yes, a party that you probably aren't even attending. Seriously, can't we just get Judge Judy to swear him in at the Oval Office? Followed by a potluck at the White House cafeteria? It would be cheaper. And that money could be put to better use...like helping people who really need it right now...but I digress...
As a 31 year resident of the DC metro area who has lived here for every inuguration since Reagan, I can tell you that we are ready for this spectacle to be over. OVER I tell ya. I have never seen anything like this. EVER. A radio personality that lives in my neighborhood even tried to rent his house for this week on Craigslist. The asking price: $15,000. Hey, he's just trying to earn back his portion of the party bill he's footing. Smart man.
So, for over a month, we have heard every.last.detail of the preparations. And I mean EVERY.LAST.DETAIL. It leads the newscasts, the talk radio shows, and the newspapers.
Roads are closed.
Bridges are closed.
Businesses are closed.
Schools are closed.
And while it's historic and exciting and thrilling and blah blah blah, there is one I thing I'm sure of:
Even at that price tag,
there still won't be enough porta potties.