Inaugural moment

I love election time in America. You get constant coverage of the whereabouts of Air Force One. The president and opponent cover a lot of ground talking to the public at large whereas MP’s are invisible at election time in NZ. They’re remarkably accessible. If you have cash.

I had the chance to meet and greet Paul Ryan who was holding a Republican fundraiser just streets away.  Tickets started at $1000. I went and argued politics with Republicans and Democrats alike at our country club the next day. 

The election is given wall to wall tv coverage. There are American flags in every garden and glass crayon on car windows. And it all culminates in a lavish ceremony of pomp and backslapping at the
presidential inaugural ball:

Beyonce sings at the Presidential inuguration.

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