The Internet Monk surely has it right on this one:
Though I have no plans to watch the inauguration myself, it’s surely not a bad thing to do, and I wouldn’t attempt to dissuade anyone from doing so. But more importantly, what we say–and the way we say it–must be characterized first by a love for Jesus. Will Christians show themselves to be no different from the hatemongers who uncharitably and irrationally savaged President Bush? Or will we recognize that while there is a place for principled opposition to programs and initiatives, there is no place for anything but love for Mr. Obama as a person and respect for him as president?
I pray the latter.