Chapter One: 1. The Great Inauguration
Our funds are low...we will make the hard choices, looking at what we have and perhaps allocating it differently.
-- President George Bush,
G.B.'s inauguration cost $25 million, the most expen--sive one in U.S. history. But you have to celebrate democracy. Without rites and ceremonies we're nothing but a bunch of apes in fancy outfits.
I had followed the '88 election campaign closely from the very day I was let out of jail, where I'd been languishing for eight long years, wasting away among reprobates while the Flower of my Youth withered and died on the...