When things like a presidential inaugural or presidential funeral take place, we see our country at its best. Beautiful ceremonies, color guards, flags, inspiring music reflecting a grandeur of place and history.
But sometimes the reaction to these things and the people involved by our media is contradictory. Yesterday it was all respect and adoration. Maybe this is what it always should be at times like this. But in 2005 things were different and no one thought twice about making jokes at the expense of the president and his family.
I'll be sort of interested to see what our late night comedians have to say about this year's inaugural on their monologues tonight.