This is really, really, REALLY painful to watch...
Check out his parting "gift" --
Bush Declares State of Emergency for Inauguration
The move will allow the federal government to provide funding to District government agencies, which have been swamped with planning and paying for security and transportation needs.
The government had already given DC $15M to help with the inauguration costs.
It seems that they really needed $75M, and the only way to get this additional funding for security and transportation is to declare a state of emergency.
I really, really, REALLY hope that's the only reason...