President Bush's second inauguration will cost tens of millions of dollars -- $40 million alone in private donations for the balls, parade and other invitation-only parties. With that kind of money, what could you buy?
--200 armored Humvees with the best armor for troops in Iraq.
--Vaccinations and preventive health care for 22 million children in regions devastated by the tsunami.
--A down payment on the nation's deficit, which hit a record-breaking $412 billion last year.
If you need me I'll be at the bottom of a bottle of Merlot.