Somehow missing the entire point of blogging, Cavalry Charge finally gets around to writing about his encounter with the President at the Ohio Ball after the Inauguration. Yeah, it was a month ago -- but still, has a few good points on how an event should be staged:
POTUS must never see a site coordinator with a clipboard. That's a sign of weak advance. The social flavor of the encounter musn't be overpowered by a prevailing sense that this handshake has been pre-hearsed or staged, or even considered in passing in any way, by anyone. [...] Go Time: Enter POTUS-- wide grinned, long-strided like, Laura just behind. Looking jacked, either muscled or kevlared up, I wasn't sure. Presidential seal on the tux-shirt studs? Check. Bit much, perhaps, but this guy likes his job. And he had recently been rehired.No word on Presidential Seal-adorned boxers. —C.S.
The 55th Inauguration [Cavalry Charge]