Some Inaugural Day Observationsby Stephen Gordon
“So it goes. One man with a record of disrespect for the Constitutional limits on his power leaves the office of the presidency, and another takes over,” writes Anthony Gregory.
Markos does knock this one out of the park: “Hey, whatever happened to the people who claimed that Bush would never give up power? They were hilarious.”
Never fear, as they will be replaced by those already claiming that Barack Hussein Obama is really a terrorist in disguise.
Yes, there was a flub-up in the reading of the oath of office. I’m sure some of the tin-foilers out there will also be stating that “Barack isn’t president because he wasn’t officially sworn in” for the next four years.
Obama’s best line: “As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our founding fathers faced with perils that we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience’s sake.”
“Nah nah nah nah, hey hey, good-bye,” jeered the crowd at former (it felt good to write that) President Bush.
Doug Bandow may have summed up my feelings best:
Finally, after eight long years of wasteful spending, unnecessary war, and trashing the Constitution. Finally!
Now the challenge begins to constrain President Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress. Onward and upward.