Polished and gloating, the putative victors may have swept into W.'s inaugural in black tie and boots, ankle-sweeping minks and ten-gallon hats, but among the "Hail to the Thief'" signs at Dupont Circle and Freedom Plaza, fur coats and Stetsons were as rare as unchallenged ballots. There, the thousands of protesters who converged from all over the country to celebrateor mournthe "unaugural" donned pig masks and death's heads, Alaskan caribou mufti and King George crowns, in a spirited attempt to dispel the gloomy weather and an even gloomier prospect: four years of Bush family values.
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