Sunday Open Thread [1.20.13]

Filed in Open Thread by on January 20, 2013

Today, at this very moment actually, 12 pm on January 20, 2013, the first term of President Obama and Vice President Biden expires. Now, the public Inauguration ceremonies will take place tomorrow as is tradition when January 20 falls on a Sunday. The last time it happened was in 1985 for President Reagan’s second inaugural. The political geek in my almost wishes that both the President and the Vice President did not take their private oaths of office today (as Biden and Obama have already done), and instead we get a day of weeping with a President Boehner (who as Speaker is next in line after Biden to the Presidency). A President Boehner for one day would have been a very real possibility if, heavens forbid, Mitt Romney had been elected. Given his devout Mormonism, it is an open question whether Romney would have taken even a private oath of office today. But my love of country outweighs the political geekdom in not wanting to see Romney elected just so we get a President Boehner for a day.

Here is Vice President Biden’s private swearing in earlier this morning, and I will have the President’s private swearing in video once it is posted:

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  1. cassandra m says:

    Since we’re talking about the oath of office and all:

    Fox News to Shut Down for Routine Maintenance Monday Morning at 11:30

  2. Delaware Dem says:

    Hahaha, Fox News is a parody of itself now.

  3. Delaware Dem says:

    LOL, that link is to the Borowitz Report. How ridiculous has Fox become? I accepted as true a fake news story. Our reality is the Onion.

  4. cassandra_m says:

    FOX reality is the Onion. This reality is NOT the Onion, but another round of shootings on Gun Appreciation Weekend:

    Sheriff’s investigators combed through what one called a “horrific” crime scene Sunday after the shooting deaths of five people, three of them children, outside Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Not alot of detail yet, but jesus.