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Inauguration and related stuff 
27th-Jan-2005 08:21 am
Lang: Old English (Widsith)
It’s been a week, and I haven’t had a chance to post my thoughts about the inauguration yet. Basically, I thought it was a great speech, although of course it went on a bit too long and he had his typical problems with flowery rhetoric. The very subdued nature of the celebration and the amount of time he spent talking about the tsunami and about the plight of civilians in Iraq made me proud that I’d voted for him. His call for personal sacrifice sounded kind of Kennedyesque, but I worry that it’s not going to go over politically, even though he was too wishy-washy to be very concrete about it. We’ll see, I guess.

On a related topic, I thought the decision to ask Powell to stay was a really good idea, despite how upset I am with Powell for putting political loyalty ahead of the good of the country in the last administration. (And in general, I think the surprising number of Republicans in the new cabinet show what it really means to be a “uniter, not a divider” — although a lot of them are Republicans who probably couldn’t get the president’s ear in the previous administration.) I wonder what Powell’s life must have been like between that announcement and the inauguration; I’m sure it’s no accident we haven’t seen much of him. I’m guessing cabinet meetings have been a bit chilly lately.

The weirdest thing about the inauguration, though, was Edwards’ hat. Top hats are a bit, um, unusual these days, and does anybody know what “In this Style 10/6” means?
27th-Jan-2005 02:02 pm (UTC)
Shit! This is January 27th, isn't it??
27th-Jan-2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
No. Always January tomorrow; never January today.
27th-Jan-2005 03:09 pm (UTC)
*grins* Glad you posted that early enough for me to finish mine. :)
27th-Jan-2005 03:10 pm (UTC) - ps--
(but I'm so gullible that for two or three sentences of reading yours I was going "hawha...?"
27th-Jan-2005 02:13 pm (UTC)
The weirdest thing about the inauguration, though, was Edwards’ hat. Top hats are a bit, um, unusual these days, and does anybody know what “In this Style 10/6” means?

maybe it's some kind of Lincoln reference?

27th-Jan-2005 02:18 pm (UTC)
It's an English hat. 10/6 is a price tag and means that style of hat sells for half a guinea, or 10 shillings and six pence. Quite a bargain really.
27th-Jan-2005 03:44 pm (UTC)
Quite a bargan. Straight from Victorian times.
27th-Jan-2005 02:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, nicely done.
27th-Jan-2005 02:30 pm (UTC)
Sweetie, you rock my world. Just letting you know.
27th-Jan-2005 03:56 pm (UTC)
Damn, I thought somebody had hacked into your account...Until I came to “In this Style 10/6”. :-)
27th-Jan-2005 04:05 pm (UTC)
I will admit my ignorance. What's the significance of it being January 27th?

And, you had me daamn scared for a second there. I thought you were going to be the second good friend who, I discovered, had diametrically opposed political ideas from mine.
27th-Jan-2005 04:13 pm (UTC)
Check here or here or here
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27th-Jan-2005 07:13 pm (UTC)
I am! And I'm enjoying seeing everyone else's...

30th-Jan-2005 12:42 pm (UTC) - Price tag on hat
I don't have a copy of the original
on hand, but wasn't the "In This Style 10/6"
the price tag on the top hat worn by
The Mad (mercury poisoned) Hatter?"
Anon, Don
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