The price tag for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration gala is expected to break records, with some estimates reaching as high as $150 million. Despite the bleak economy, however, Democrats who called on President George W. Bush to be frugal four years ago are issuing no such demands now that an inaugural weekend of rock concerts and star-studded parties has begun.I guess it must be OK for the hypocrisy to continue. No doubt the anointing will cure all mankind's woes and make the US loved by everyone.
Obama's Beyonce, U2 and Bruce Springsteen to 10 official . Add to that the massive costs of security and transportation — costs absorbed by U.S. taxpayers — and the historic inauguration will produce an equally historic bill.has raised more than $41 million to cover events ranging from a Philadelphia-to-Washington train ride to a megastar concert with
Well maybe Chavez didn't get the memo.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Saturday Barack Obama had the "stench" of his predecessor as U.S. president and was at risk of being killed if he tries to change the American "empire."Well no doubt he is the only one unhappy. Or maybe not.
Most world leaders expect a new era of U.S. foreign relations when Obama, a Democrat, is sworn in as president on Tuesday after Republican George W. Bush's eight years in the White House.
But Chavez said frayed ties with Washington were unlikely to improve despite the departure of Bush, who the Venezuelan leader has often called the "devil."