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?