Inauguration Highlights

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    I got a big kick of Al Gore breathing on his hands becuase of how fucking COLD it was.
     
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    Why?
     
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    I thought it was ironic that he stumbled through his oath...that was priceless.
     
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    While that is trivial, I thought Roberts wasn't clear when he was ready to stop sentence. Two amateurs, their first time. Next time they'll both improve.
     
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    Yeah those were a lot of words they had to recite, and just no time at all to practice! :rolleyes:
     
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    It seems as though Roberts delivered it fine. It was Obama who didn't have a clue....Ironic considering all the liberal acid that was spewed toward Bush over the last eight years regarding his speaking skills.:lol:
     
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    They both bungled it. Roberts didn't get the exact words right, but Obama jumped in prematurely and recited with him, rather than give him the chance to re-word. They both get equal blame. And yes, it really is pretty trivial, ultimately.

    What was worse was that Obama said in his speech that 44 Americans took the oath, but one president took it on two different occasions, non-consecutively. Grover Cleveland. So only 43 Americans have taken the oath so far.

    He didn't know that, and neither did anyone else who reviewed, edited, and finalized his speech.
     
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    My only points, even though trivial, is how is suppose to faithfully execute his oath. If he isn't even sure what it is and my other point was the irony involved.
     
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    I'm more concerned that he doesn't know basic civics, and that there hasn't actually been 44 Americans who have taken the oath. I admittedly didn't know that either, but I'm not the president of the US.
     
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    Looking past this day, I more concerned with his diplomatic and economic proposals than a botched oath. In fairness to him, a 27 year old wrote his speech. Although if his Inaugration ceremony is indictative of his administration, then alot of blunders will rule his first year in office.
     

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