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Inaugural Balls With the Sleuth

The way we feel, it seems like weeks ago that the inaugural partying began. But it's only the fifth night. And alas, the final night of drinking, dancing and - for the Sleuth - tweeting the night away to culminate the celebration of the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States.

Tonight, the Sleuth will bring you updates from a couple of fun parties, including the Human Rights Campaign party featuring Cyndi Lauper and others and a late-night bash hosted by Google.

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By Paul Volpe  |  January 20, 2009; 6:20 PM ET
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Jill Biden should have her shoulders and arms covered. She's too wrinkly to be bare on top. Otherwise, the dress is pretty. Joe should lay off the Botox, it makes him look really weird. It's okay to age naturally, just dress appropriately. Jill should have worn a longer coat and dress today with her boots.

Tonight Michelle Obama's ballgown looks like my grandmother's chenille bedspread from the 1950's. Yikes. Michelle keeps tugging the gown constantly. A train? What a nightmare. Michelle must be so uncomfortable. I agree with the CNN commentator who said it appears that the strap was sewn on at the last minute. Tacky, very tacky. Michelle is in desperate need of a stylist. Her daytime choice was inappropriate. Sequins at noon? The gloves and shoe colors clashed. No taste.

The entire day has been a major disappointment. No class. The entire "ceremony" was less than dignified. Very, very disappointing.

From the poor choice of anti gay, anti woman, creepy fundy freak Rick Warren, to the botchd National Anthem by way, way past her prime, Aretha Franklin in a crazy, tacky hat, to the flubbed up oath of office by Obama and Roberts, to the less than inspiring speech by Obama, to the racist Rev. Lowry, to the weired "poet", to the rude attendees who booed Pres. Bush, the ENTIRE EVENT WAS JUST NOT CLASSY!

I am a Democrat and I am embarrassed. If this is the best Obama's got he's going to be a one termer.

The fawning media is embarrassing itself again.

I celebrate the color barrier being broken today. That's it. I wanted Hillary to be President. I wanted the gender barrier broken.

The "celebrities" are tacky too. The ratty looking outfits, the unshaven men, ugh. The catty anti-Bush comments. The so-called "creative coalition" is anything but. They ALL have the same talking points. Pitiful. "Hollywood" has NO glam anymore.

I DO celebrate the color barrier being broken. It's important. Let's raise a glass to that!

I wish this nation well.

Hillary 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: TAH1 | January 20, 2009 11:46 PM | Report abuse

oh TAH1, maybe you enjoy seeing yourself in print and maybe others know who you are but really, lets talk about what important. Personal choices are just that, personal choices. I don't need to have the latest fashion consciousness leading or celebrating your national renewal. Let's just celebrate and then get to work tomorrow. Hooray!

Posted by: kiosk1 | January 21, 2009 12:28 AM | Report abuse

Michelle looked gorgeous, breathtakingly beautiful. So did Jill! Michelle's color choices are just right for this country at this time - strong, vibrant colors in interesting, complementary, and complex combinations. She has a beautiful style, unique, all her own. I love it!!!

Posted by: annieb346 | January 21, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

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