The sheer scale and spectacle of today’s inauguration made me uneasy, and Jay-Z’s ball performance was a big letdown, but here was a highlight: As the national anthem began, Joe Biden was taking a picture of the crowd for one of the Obama daughters. He turned to give her back her camera, then looked around absentmindedly, apparently completely unaware he was supposed to have his hand on his heart and sing along like a Real Patriot. After a few seconds, he realized what was up. Biden is ridiculous.
In more important news, one Will Vanderbilt has joined the blog-off fray with a handy chart and summary. This should probably win him the blog-off, since he apparently has plenty of free time and an Obamamaniac-esque devotion to his ex-non-hierarchical superiors.