January 20, 2013

"He then kissed his wife, whom he called 'Sweetie,' and told his daughters, 'I did it.'"

Oath sworn. Video at the link. First thing you see is Chief Justice Roberts walking into the room, and if you're like me, you said, "Don't fuck it up this time."

Does that seem ambiguous? I meant don't screw up the oath again.

Another crude vocalization that emerged from me recently is: "Why is Dana Milbank pooping on the inauguration?'

16 comments:

wyo sis said...

Oath botching, one of the best tags ever.

rehajm said...

I,I,I. Me. Me. Me.....

edutcher said...

I noticed that, too.

Big accomplishment - repeating the words you just heard.

Try, "I (your name) pledge allegiance to Hedley Lamarr, and to the eeeevilll for which he stands".

Bob Boyd said...

Obama's "I did it" at the start of his 2nd term makes me think of Bush saying "mission accomplished" at the start of the hard part of the Iraq War.

ken in sc said...

Bush never said that Bob.

Jason said...

"I, state your name."
"I, state your name."

rhhardin said...

Wouldn't it be okay for Obama to just read the oath silently and maybe initial it?

Derrida:

``taking all my recommendations I went right over, in the morning, one hour after my arrival, to the Bodleian. The librarian seemed to know me (I didn't understand very well, she alluded to the difficulty my book seems to have given her), but this did not get me out of the oath. She asked me to _read_ it (it is a question of engaging oneself to respect the rules of the library, the treasures to be protected are priceless). Therefore I read it and handed her back the cardboard covered with transparent paper that she had tendered me. At this point she starts to insist, I had not understood: no, you have to read it out loud. I did so, with the accent you make fun of all the time, you can see the scene. We were alone in her office. I understood better the marriage ceremony and the profound presuppositions of Oxonian performativism. What would an oath that you did not say out loud be worth, an oath that you would only read, or that while writing you would only read? or that you would telephone? or whose tape you would send? I leave you to follow up. All that being said, she must have assured herself, while chatting, that I knew enough English to understand the text...''

The Post Card (19 July 1979 entry)

rhhardin said...

The oath was inadvertently given to Bo the dog.

Bob Boyd said...

ken in sc said:
Bush never said that Bob.

You're right. You're right.
It was that banner.
I guess it got drummed in to me too.
Thanks.

Phil 3:14 said...

This was the extra point kick to the election.

pm317 said...

That Dana Milbank! What came over him that he thought he should tell us the truth?

LilyBart said...


Did he swear to uphold and defend the constitution? Did he cross his fingers when he did?

Lydia said...

There’s actually been quite a bit written by liberal journalists, not least among them Dana Milbank, about Obama’s cold, off-putting ways. They’re not so dumb that they can’t sense he pretty much despises them almost as much as he does Republicans.

frak said...

You didn't do that.

madAsHell said...

Dear God!

rh wrote a paragraph. I mean, he's my hero. He can sum up the situation in less than 5 words. I'm still at 9 words.

I will continue to make more comments more succinct!

David said...

Nice picture of the good looking Obamas at the link. I do think they appear a tint or two darker than in the usual photo.

Must be a coincidence. The media would never do something deliberately, would they?