Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Things I Learned on Inauguration Day

  1. Most of the last presidents (4-5) have been lefthanded.
  2. Former presidents get a secret service detail for only 10 years after leaving office. The idea being that though they don't get paid CEO salaries in office, they can cash in once out with book deals, speaking engagements, espionage, etc. And so, they have to pay for their own security after the 10 years.
  3. Cheney in a wheelchair feels appropriate.
  4. Biden's wife was an English professor...go, English professors!
  5. Despite my abiding jaded, jading, jade cynicism, I can still feel this thing called patriotism.

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