Inaguaration Blues

A Letter to The Bellingham Herald

Dear Sir,
And so the inaugural day nonsense rolls into action. I trust we all have our rotten eggs to hand? Let's hope that the surviving victims of the Tsunami, as they begin to succumb to disease and famine, will be fitted out with at least one TV and generator per 500 people so they can watch the idiot frat boy whoopin' it up and surreptitiously swiggin' from a hip flask beneath the table and grinning and smacking his rich kid lips like their mothers, fathers, sons, daughters and friends hadn't just been wiped out.

I certainly don't remember the big bash less than a month after 9/11, a disaster one fiftieth of the scale of this one. Would have been seen as poor taste, don't you know? I hope those people are watching. Just as Prince Harry's silly Nazi uniform is one more nail in the Royal families coffin so this ridiculous self congratulation will be one more nail in the coffin of this brutal form of winner-takes-all and screw the rest of you capitalism.

Phil Rose
Bellingham, WA