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So eager were left-wing bloggers (and sometimes even their allies in the MSM) to find fault with George W. Bush that they became outraged over actions he took which they would ignore, excuse or even praise if a Democrat (save perhaps Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primaries) had taken.Â Â (What is it with the left and this need to manufacture outrage against approved targets?)
The current economic crisis, which some have called the worst since the Great Depression, has not deterred the organizers of Obama’s inaugural festivities from outspending the Bush team four years ago. So much do this year’s festivities cost that the outgoing president has declared an emergency to pay for it so his successor won’t have to spare any expense as he celebrates his swearing-in.
The most expensive swearing-in ceremony in US History?Â Where’s the outrage?Â Oh, yeah, it’s a Democrat doing the spending so the standards are different.
UPDATE:Â This year an AP reporter is defending the same extravagence one of her colleagues faulted four years ago.