I do agree that a good rebuttal to the mediamatters piece would have been proof that they were misrepresenting the facts. I will withdraw my remarks until I can prove they are biased. *-) The thread became more about the comparison of the two sources which I consider to both be liberally biased and your wanting me to explain the inconsistency, more than we were actually talking about how much money was being spent on the inaugeration. To me, the money spent for the inaugeration is necessary. It's like our coronation, for cryin out loud! I remember people nit-picking about how much Bush spent, and Clinton before him and on and on and on. I don't quibble over that. Yesterday was a great day for this country. One filled with hope and good wishes for the new administration. I wish our new president the best.