Foundation

 For me, nothing put the inauguration in better historical perspective than this nugget of information:

 Barack Obama took the oath of office as the first black president on the Capitol steps, which were build by slaves.

Steve Sack cartoon in the Star Tribune

Steve Sack cartoon in the Star Tribune

After crippling the country, it was also fitting that Cheney couldn’t walk away from his vice presidency. (I hope he wasn’t — gasp! — tortured.) I guess he hurt his back moving boxes, which probably contained a burnt Constitution.
 
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