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Forty million dollar inauguration party
by John Stewart


January 03, 2005

Just thought this sentiment was worth passing on. It would seem much more appropriate and dignified.

Max Clement of Seattle, WA: "To me, the top story of the year should be the contemplation of the contradiction of American life today. Our leader will shortly be throwing a forty million dollar inauguration party for himself. At the same time the fallout of a natural disaster of biblical is proportions is unfolding. We are fighting multiple wars with our solders being killed daily. Our national debt is skyrocketing. I,like a good portion of Americans, sit comfortably in my home digitally receiving the latest information on all these events and issues -utterly helpless to do anything about any of them. I beleive that as an appropriate as well as practical gesture of true leadership, our president should cancel is inauguration party and donate that money. Of course, we all know that won't happen. But what if it did? Contemplation? Contradiction? The digital age? It is a sweet fantasy, the action the world would be inspired to take by such a gesture."

John Stewart
Ketchikan, AK - USA



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