Michael Graham offers some advice on how to get through today.
As a card-carrying member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, I have a special Inauguration Day message for my fellow conservatives:
Just let it go. Let the Bush-bashers wave their â€œ1-20-09â€ bumper stickers. Let fawning reporters swoon like teen girls at a â€œTwilightâ€ cast party. Let Sheryl Crow babble on about Barack Obama saving the planet one roll of toilet paper at a time.
Today is their day, not ours.
So if you happen to work at one of the estimated 5 percent of U.S. businesses closed in observance of the inauguration, enjoy the day off. If, like UMass Medical School, your employer is setting up big-screen TVs so employees can watch the inauguration on the clock – grab a seat up front.
Donâ€™t grouse about how your company never did any of this when Republicans were winning. Youâ€™re right – but nobody cares. Donâ€™t whine about the same media demanding we rally â€™round Obama today doing all it could to trash George Bush for eight years – old news.
Instead, just add a Bloody Mary to your breakfast menu, sneak one of the wifeâ€™s Prozacs into your lunch box and let the day roll on.