cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
President Obama has hit the ground running, and that is good for there are many things that require his and our attention as quickly as possible.
I watched as much of the inauguration yesterday as was possible, given that it was a work day. It was grandiose and befitting the induction of Barack Obama into the most exclusive 'club' in the world, that of the people who have been the President of the United States of America.
The easy answer first: he is, as of today, the 44th President of the United States.