Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inaugural Notes

It was weird watching Dan Quayle walking in as part of the line of dignitaries. I had almost forgotten that the gentleman from Indiana had once held a central role in our nation's governance.

For a second, the light playing across President Carter's face made it look as if he had grown a goatee. That would have been awesome.

Carter is in much better shape than President H.W. Bush. That's not so surprising; Bush is actually older than Carter.

Hey, Sasha and Malia, don't you have school today?

Everyone who really believes that Dick Cheney is in a wheelchair because he hurt himself moving boxes, raise your hand.

7 comments:

MJN said...

No school for anybody in D.C. today; it's a federal holiday.

T. Nawrocki said...

Two days in a row? It's like Mardi Gras there.

MJN said...

They've got nothing on us. My kids are coming off a five-day weekend because the school district thought it was "too cold" last Thursday (-18°F) and Friday (-24°F).

SJN said...

What is with the Wimp generation? Back in the olden days when I was in elementary school, it was closed one day in 8 years. That was the day the furnace broke. Of course, we did not have global warming then.

MJN said...

It's not the kids who made the call to close the schools, it was the adults at the school district. Had the decision been mine (or the kids', for that matter), school would have been in session both days.

SJN said...

Now you know which generation is the wimpy one.

T. Nawrocki said...

Your school had a furnace? Boy, talk about the lap of luxury...