Big time donors pay for all those inaugural parties. James Madison charged at the door.

Sharyl Atkinson reports on yet another way for individuals and corporations to show their love to the President and the Washington political class.

Why is it such a crazy idea to think that maybe $50 million shouldn’t be paid for a party. I get that you’re the president and at least it’s not taxpayer money (for the most part) but why so big? What are we really trying to say here Mr. President?

Got to be the biggest and the best right? Got something to prove. I’ll show them.

How great would it be if the president one day just said, “Hey times are hard. Let’s have a little party over at the Jefferson, and then let’s get back to work. ”