I was just visiting http://www.change.gov, the new Office of the President-Elect, and writing some suggestions to them (along with hearty congratulations), and noticed the Inauguration Date: January 20. It clicked: why don’t we go? So I looked into it, and then sent off a heartfelt request for tickets (i.e. begging) to my congressman Rush Holt — who is, in fact, a rocket scientist! We’ll see. Seems like a longshot, though.

Meantime, it’s heartening to see that the end for Bush is already nearing outside his window:

As the L.A. Times reports, carpenters started erecting the inauguration stage the day after the election.