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?