For a new National Press Club president, no day is more stressful or more exciting than his or her presidential inaugural.
Some Club presidents spend months, if not years, thinking about this party. It may be a lifetime high. Relatives, friends, fellow employees and high-powered executives converge on the ballroom. The emcee, roasters and entertainers have been lined up. The menu chosen with care. And amid all of this, the new president has to give a speech.
From dawn to the wee hours of the next day, the new president has to be ready to go.
So, what could possibly go wrong?