Barack, never trust a wrinkly old white dude to get it right
If the incident over the "Oath of Office" is any indication of what is to come in the new administration, God help us!
Yesterday, when Justice Roberts was administering the "Oath", he inadvertently uttered the word "faithfully" out of sequence.
When the gaff rang out in the hushed hall, Mr. Obama hesitated for a moment before proceeding to follow Roberts' cue.
There was much speculation during the course of the day that the new President was keenly aware that the phrasing was incorrect - but out of respect for Justice Roberts - chose to recite the words "his" way.
Later, Obama was dogged by foes on the issue, in spite of his kindness.
On the heels of the snafu, there was wild speculation that in view of the botched proceeding, Obama's Presidency was not legit
What a load of hogwash!
It is the intent of the words in the "Oath of Office", that is of paramount importance, not how they are phrased or set forth in a ceremony.
Notwithstanding, Obama and his gang of young tax cheats and foundation-funding thieves, sprang into action and arranged for a second shot at the brass ring.
The first one was just a dress rehearsal, 'ya see?
High-powered lawyers were in accord with the idea of a repeat performance, too.
Crossing the "t's" and dotting the "i's" is a big bucks industry!
But, as luck (or fate) would have it, the second take was not without fault either.
All the President's brilliant young foils forgot to proffer up a Bible for Obama to swear on.
Although White House staff pooh-poohed the notion that Obama has yet to get it "right", the oversight is quite telling, isn't it?
In the final analysis, are the "Oaths of Office" taken by Barack Hussein Obama, binding in the eyes of God?
I find it ironic that the word "faithfully" was what tripped up Obama and is at the center of the controversy.
A Freudian slip, of sorts?
Yes, the little snafu hammers home a point.
Will the 44th President be faithful to "the people"?
Months from now, when voters get disillusioned and grumble about this 'n that (as they undoubtedly will, such is the nature of the beast) a handful will look back to that dark day yesterday and muse.
Was it an omen of what was to come?
Nancy Gibbs once said:
"For the truly faithful, no miracle is necessary. For those who doubt, no miracle is sufficient."