“Do you swear to be, solemnly, President, to, the States United, faithfully, Constitution upholding, yes, you, Obama Barack, without reservation or confusion, so God help you man…”
My rendition, of course, but… Wow.
John Roberts is a genius. And the Inauguration of President Obama was not his best moment.
Imagine Neil Armstrong… “That’s one step small… Small step… One Leaping Giant! One giant leap…”
Even great people can make great mistakes.
Actually, it takes uncommonly great people to stand within acutely unique circumstances and make very large mistakes.
Inaugurations occasion this reality, and, we would all do well to remember this for the days ahead, far better than we have accepted it in our most recent past.