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Nail Driving For the Inauguration

Why must they do these things? The Congressional Committee for Inaugural Ceremonies is getting busy setting up the parties for Inauguration Day, and that’s all well and good, I suppose. What I don’t understand, however, is the Nail Driving Ceremony.

It’s just embarrassing, seeing a bunch of United States Senators in business suits, with their ceremonial personalized white hard hats taken off, gingerly picking up hammers and tapping nails into a board laid down before them.

It’s a ceremony celebrating the beginning of construction for the things that will be needed for another ceremony. Well, was there a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the commencement of the organization of the nail driving ceremony?

Why do they do these things? Would anyone suffer if the senators didn’t play with the hammers?

2 comments to Nail Driving For the Inauguration

  • tom

    Are they finishing up the coffin for our economy, our way of life as we know it, our government, Congress’ leadership, any semblance of credibility for the on-going policies of the Bush/Cheney-led America?

    They’d probably be more constructive hitting each other over the head several times so they can say they “feel our pain” (which is a GIANT HEADACHE to anyone who cares about the direction our country is taking).

  • Ralph

    Judging by the way they’re holding their hammers, not one of them looks like they’ve ever driven a nail before in their lives.

    Kind of reminds me of Bush Sr. in 1992. Gosh, a laser reads the price tag automatically!

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