Well, we made it.
You had to account, and prepare, for, a last-minute coup by The Bush Grindhouse.
It wouldn't be a stretch to think of Keyser Soze (aka VP Cheney), pulling an all-nighter, with his lap dog David Addington, feverishly culling through the Library of Congress, the Federal Archives, or, doing what they did for most of the past 8-years - making up their own laws - to come up with something that would block the new administration and keep themselves in power.
But it went off without a hitch.
Well, almost ...
How to shine in the spotlight there, Mr. Chief Justice.
That remarkable, stunning, transfer-of-power that the media has been salivating all over the place about, for the past few days.
Considering we've done this, now, for the 43rd time, in both peaceful eras, and in the fury of wartime, it is neither remarkable or stunning ... It's der rigeur ... pro forma ...
Been There/Done That ...
If anything, it has become a spectacle, kind of like the run-up to the Super Bowl, only instead of a week, or two, we have to wait four-years for it.
Being that the Obama Team was selling it like crazy, missing, perhaps, was NASCAR-like logos on their suits.
The only cool thing before today, was having Pete Seeger join the other artists, at the "Inauguration Concert", leading a rousing, In-Your-Face, "This Land Is Your Land" on Sunday.
The rest of it has been pap and fodder for the media ... All those hours of airtime to fill (and sell).
In fact, better stated, and with much more bite, a must-read, is Dennis Perin's "O-nauguration"
It's an "Inauguration You Can Believe In".
If Obama being sworn in as President today gets the top billing, let's take a look at what came in a close second.
Ding Dong, The Bush Grindhouse is Dead!
Ding Dong! The Bush Grindhouse is dead.Sadly, and how sweet it would have been, is if, minutes after taking the Oath of Office, President Obama had his Federal Marshalls arrest the former Court-Appointed President, and his henchman, Cheney.
Which old Bush Grindhouse?
The Wicked Bush Grindhouse!
Ding Dong! The Wicked Grindhouse is dead.
Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know
The Wicked Bush Grindhouse is dead!
After all, they used their Legacy Farewell Tour to boast and brag about all the War Crimes they committed.
That, perhaps, will be left to another day - we fervently wish for.
And, speaking of War Crimes, old Darth Vader in a wheelchair? ... Hurt himself moving boxes (plausible, considering they were probably the shreds of all those White House emails, that would be some hefty weight he was toting)?
Looks more to me that they are lining up that old crazy Mafia Don defense.
They'll have him stumbling down Pennsylvania Avenue next week, in his pajamas.
Today, however, is the day to celebrate a new day, bask in the glow of optimistic hope, and have Hillary Clinton's Hillary's Locker Creatures shift allegiance;
"Obama is back! The keeper of the light! All hail Obama! All hail Obama! Obama can you see by the dawn's early light..."And we salute the new President with song, culled from the out-of-sight, total knock-out Broadway Cast Album, and not the horrendously ill-cast movie, 'The Wiz',
Everybody Rejoice ( LP Version ) - The Wiz
Congratulations to our 44th President of the United States, Barack H. Obama!
Now, roll up your sleeves, and start digging into the massive pile of shit your predecessor has left you.
Bonus Obama Inauguration Riffs
NYT: Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address
NYT: Inaugural Poem
John B. Judis: Barack Obama's Speech: A Disappointing Hodgepodge
Eve Fairbanks: John, You're Too Hard On Obama's Speech
The Raw Story: 'Change has come': 1st post on WhiteHouse.gov announces
Gregg Levine: Worst. Inauguration. Ever.
Steve Benen: ABOUT THAT OATH....
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Well, we made it.