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"I Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear . . ."

January 20, 2009

His name, his skin-color – that was too cool . . .

Although I’ve got to say all the cannon-fire right after his oath had me cringing.

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One comment

  1. Re: the cannon firing — me, too! Actually, there are many things about the American inaugural tradition that I find quite cringe-inducing; the use of symbols of war and violence for celebration is only one. I found one extremely redeeming piece of this particular inauguration to be the poem. For anyone who missed it:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/20/us/politics/20text-poem.html?ref=books



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