[Ads-l] The oath of office in the post-truth presidency

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 17 07:55:09 EST 2017


Unsurprisingly, it was then claimed in certain circles that Obama was not
legally the President of the United States.

Regardless of whether he was born on a far Pacific island or deep in the
African jungle. (With a tip o' the hat to MAD magazine. -JL)

JL

On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 11:15 PM, Baron, Dennis E <debaron at illinois.edu>
wrote:

> There’s a new post on the Web of Language:
>
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> The oath of office in the post-truth presidency
>
> When it came time for Chief Justice John Roberts to administer the
> presidential oath of office to Barack Obama on Jan. 20, 2009, to use the
> language of political euphemism, mistakes were made. Roberts and Obama
> stumbled over mis-timed phrasing. Then, trying to recover, the Chief
> Justice misspoke the words that are specified in the Constitution.
> Following Roberts’ lead, the president-elect also made mistakes in wording.
> This led to a do-over the next day. The oath of office could take on a
> whole new meaning in the post-truth era.
>
>
> read the full post here: http://bit.ly/1B29f6v
>
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