Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Getting (the H#$%) out of Dodge City

Starting tomorrow, I'm on vacation until after the Inauguration. Things in this town could only get crazier anyway. It's just as well that I won't be attending any official events.

I'm pleased to see that, among the honored guests, will be those who, as young schoolchildren, had to be escorted to public schools and universities as the first people of color to enter them. Some people just have a right to feel vindicated. On the other hand, I'm not sure the local chapter of the Boy Scouts was formally invited this time around, to serve as official parade escorts, as they have been every other time for the last umpteen Inuagurations. After all, the President of the United States is the de facto Honorary President of the BSA, and if there's one youth organization that is tanned, rested, and ready to roll up the sleeves and do some mucho public service, it's these guys.

Not that we don't have anything else to report for the next six days. In fact, our Editorial Department here at mwbh has a few items on the back burner, headed to the front. We'll continue to keep you informed -- or at least, easily distracted.

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