You're only young once... but you can always be immature.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lawn Rangers must have slick shtick for inauguration

From the Champaign-Urbana News Gazette, 12/10/08, by Tom Kacich

Barack Obama promised change, and now we're going to get it – at his inaugural parade.

The two-hour-long parade after the president-elect's inauguration will feature the usual high school marching bands, drill teams, horse units and even the Jesse White Tumbling Team from Chicago.

But never before has an inaugural committee had the courage to invite The World Famous Lawn Rangers from Amazing Arcola, Illinois (Official motto: You're only young once, but you can always be immature).

Having marched a few times with these remarkable entertainers who challenge the notion that middle-aged white guys can't have fun, the whole thing reminds me of Wilbur Mills. He was the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in 1974 when he was found drunk and with scratches on his face not far from the Capitol. He was in the company of a stripper who performed under the name Fanne Foxe.

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