It seems even Chief Justice John Roberts got caught up in the hypnotic gaze of the "One." While administering the Oaf of Office to the Messiah, the Chief Justice finally feels the Chris Matthews tingle.
ROBERTS: I, Barack Hussein Obama...
OBAMA: I, Barack... (Wonders if he should let the world he is a closet Muslim.)
ROBERTS: ... do solemnly swear...
OBAMA: I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear... (Figures screw it, it's too late. Finally admits Muslim heritage.)
ROBERTS: ... that I will execute the office of president to the United States faithfully... (Tingle sets in.)
OBAMA: ... that I will execute... (True intentions are known.)
ROBERTS: ... faithfully the office of president of the United States...
OBAMA: ... the office of president of the United States faithfully...
ROBERTS: ... and will to the best of my ability...
OBAMA: ... and will to the best of my ability... (Doesn't have much.)
ROBERTS: ... preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
OBAMA: ... preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. (More like change, shift, and shape so it suits my needs.)
ROBERTS: So help you God? (Has to remind him he isn't swearing to Allah.)
OBAMA: So help me God. (Suckers!!!!)
ROBERTS: Congratulations, Mr. President. (Feints like a 15 yr girl at a Jonas brothers concert.)
Bush Mocked As He Arrives on Inauguration Dais
The Hill Blog-The crowd packed on the west side of the Capitol grounds serenaded President Bush in mocking fashion when he took to the inaugural stage alongside Vice President Dick Cheney.
"Nah nah nah nah, hey hey, good-bye," a section of the crowd chanted.
The crowd packed immediately below the podium received Bush in stony silence when he took his seat on the stage surrounding the podium where Barack Obama was scheduled to take the oath office to become the 44th president of the United States. read more...
Great to see that Liberals are still a class act, they haven't disappointed yet. You can't accuse them of not being inconsistent.
Carter 'Snubs' Clinton?
ABC-ABC News' David Wright reports: Today may be a day when the nation briefly sets aside partisan enmity for the peaceful transition of power, but personal enmity? That’s another matter.When Jimmy Carter starts picking on you, you know you have lost all your political capital. This is like the former starting QB getting kicked around by the high school science nerd.
One small example: as the ex-Presidents gathered in the crypt of the Capitol preparing to head out to the platform, a chilly day got a bit chillier as the Carters and the Clintons were forced to occupy the same cramped space.
Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter appeared to greet former Republican President George H.W. Bush and his wife warmly, kissing Barbara Bush on the cheek. But as Carter passed fellow Democrats Bill and Hillary Clinton, the two men did not appear to acknowledge each others presence at all. read more...
Clinton and Cornyn wrangle in Rotunda
The Politico-Hillary Clinton and John Cornyn, who's delaying her floor confirmation vote, have been having a fairly heated (that is to say, intense but cordial) discussion just out of earshot under the Washington statue in the rotunda. Lots of hand gestures, back and forth and her squeezing his forearm. read more...It was later reported that Hillary had to be held back by Bill, while shouting, "You remember Vince Foster, don't you?!?!? Yeah, look what happened to him! I better be confirmed by tomorrow!"
It's ashame that silliness like, most of this is, was gong on behind the scenes on such a truly historic day. Seems like you can "hope" all you want for "change," but, the more things change the more they stay the same.
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