Because we can be, that's why. (And yes, we know that President-elect Obama wouldn't approve.)
But see, we well remember the end of a previous Democratic Administration, when the streets of Washington were suddenly packed with gas-guzzling stretch limousines and smug, preening Republicans in fur coats. Fur — on people! Ick!
We also remember when a second Democratic Administration departed, and false rumors were spread through a credulous media about how the offices in the White House and the OEOB were left trashed. Repeat, false rumors.
So forgive us if we remain unmoved by stories of tearful departures by the Bushies today. Many staffers will turn in their badges at close of business this afternoon, while others will move out by the end of the weekend. We couldn't care less if they find it traumatic. Hurry it up, in fact. As for that one member of Laura Bush's staff who's taking a three-week vacation in Hawaii — we hope the first thing she sees when she gets off the plane is a sign that says, "BIRTHPLACE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA."
And that ridiculous performance by the Worst Person Who Ever Lived last night? We've read about it, but did not watch it. Because we're sick of his smirk and his self-justifications and his lies, and we're tired of being told he kept us safe when he didn't. We are through with him. Done.
Well, now that we've gotten that out of our systems, we feel much better.
Meow! Time for a nap.