Inaugural Thought

1. I don’t particularly care for the pomp and circumstance. Although I suppose it’s good that we venerate the peaceful transer of power, it seems very monarchical.

2. CNN really can fuck up anything can’t they? For the record, the Constitution clearly requires the President take the oath of office before assuming the office of President. So Obama did not become POTUS at noon Eastern, even though Bush did vacate the office at that point. For however long after noon it took for Obama to finish the oath, we were, technically, without a President. You’d think a major news organization might have someone on staff familiar enough with the Constitution to catch that error.

3. Maybe it was the expectations of the moment, but that speech was pretty weak.