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The speeches are made, the ballrooms are cleaned up, and the new administration is underway. The call to service is ringing through the land. Time to roll up our sleeves and... argue about who bolluxed the oath of office and why? And whether the President is really President? (Yeah, that last one was on Fox News, but still.) Seriously? Seriously?

I mean, magical thinking much? Did they say "Klaatu barata *mumblemumble*" with hordes of ravening undead swarming the National Mall?

No? The White House is still standing, you say? It hasn't been struck by massive purple lightning? Then CHILL THE FRAK OUT.

You can't? Okay, fine. *snerk*

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wiliqueen
Jan. 22nd, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
And I admit I'm a little bitter that the wanksplosion harshed my "Hee! Line flub!" squee. But dude.
phantomminuet
Jan. 22nd, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Obama was smart and fixed the oath bobble. As for whether he swore on a Bible or not, Fox News needs to pay attention to history. Teddy Roosevelt, a Republican president, did not swear the oath on a Bible. Nor did an earlier president, I can't remember which one, who swore his oath on the Constitution, rather than the Bible.
wiliqueen
Jan. 22nd, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
Wait, what's being said about the Bible? I'm going to wish I'd continued missing this, aren't I?

Fox News needs to pay attention to history

I would make a comment involving Hell and the Winter Olympics, but it's pretty self-evident. *sigh*
studiesinlight
Jan. 22nd, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
>"Nor did an earlier president, I can't remember which one, who swore his oath on the Constitution, rather than the Bible."

I heard on NPR yesterday that John Quincy Adams swore his presidential oath with his hand on a book of US laws (not the Constitution as such) to show his commitment to the rule of law. Probably not a big book, at that point in history. :-)
tzikeh
Jan. 22nd, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
Fox News needs to pay attention to history.

Or the Constitution. Which never mentions a bible. Ever.
brainiacfive
Jan. 22nd, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
I think the real issue is that since Roslin flubbed the oath back in the mini-series, who is really President of the 12 Colonies?
wiliqueen
Jan. 22nd, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
OMG, that's right! So really Obama was just showing his not-so-seekrit fanboy colors.
tricksterquinn
Jan. 22nd, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
I love how not-so-sekrit they are!
havocthecat
Jan. 22nd, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
I mean, magical thinking much? Did they say "Klaatu barata *mumblemumble*" with hordes of ravening undead swarming the National Mall?

I...kind of want that movie now.
wiliqueen
Jan. 22nd, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
My work here is done. *eg*
bktheirregular
Jan. 22nd, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
Ravening undead swarming the Mall? Why do I get this image of the President demanding that his bodyguard hand over a boom-stick? (And not for a dramatic photo-opportunity pose, either.)
wiliqueen
Jan. 22nd, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
"Your boomstick, Mr. President."



(from here, if you haven't already seen)
bktheirregular
Jan. 22nd, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
hee! Must be popular; that site seems to be crashed out from the overload.

And I was also laughing about "the bad news for the press pool is, we now have twelve more balls."

(On the bright side, the President does seem to be dedicated to re-filling the Strategic Snark Reserve...

I'm going to burn for that last one, aren't I?
wiliqueen
Jan. 22nd, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
Only if you're an efficient energy source. Better steer clear of those scientists.

Edited at 2009-01-22 07:39 pm (UTC)
tricksterquinn
Jan. 22nd, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
I was gonna say something here but then I read that link and DUDE. We have a president with BOTH a sense of humor AND a sense of civic duty! I WASN'T SURE WE COULD MANAGE BOTH.
wiliqueen
Jan. 22nd, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
I know! I keep waiting for the catch. Maybe he's a Cylon?
tricksterquinn
Jan. 22nd, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
I think I'm ok with pod people if they're this awesome.
lyssie
Jan. 23rd, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
But the Cylons are being all individuals and stuff! It's ok!
seldearslj
Jan. 22nd, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
They're really reaching. Really, really reaching.

On the other hand, the movie of "Klaatu barata *mumblemumble*" with hordes of ravening undead swarming the National Mall would be easily fixed by Action!Obama (about halfway down the page).
wiliqueen
Jan. 22nd, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
Great minds. *g* I should ETA it...
sherron0
Jan. 24th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
hmm... when I heard the commentator say the 'maybe he's not president' line it really just sounded like a flip, humorous, throw-away line that no one there or anywhere would take seriously. Sometimes the whole political world is just a little too humorless.
wiliqueen
Jan. 25th, 2009 12:58 am (UTC)
The particular comment I heard didn't scan that way to my ear, but it's certainly possible it was the intent. I'd like to think so -- heaven knows there needed to be a few more jokes about it, even lame ones, to counteract all the SRS BZNS flying around.

Ah, well. People are free to choose what they want to waste their energy flipping out over.
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