It appears to be All Inauguration, All the Time these days. I hope to be able to watch the inauguration itself on television and then-President Obama’s speech afterwards if I can arrange my work schedule that way.
Afterwards I may have something to say about it, I may not. As a rule if I don’t have something to say that’s different from what thousands of others are saying more articulately I keep my mouth shut unless I just have to speak. I don’t feel the need to speak on this subject so I probably won’t.
I only have two passing thoughts about the inauguration and President Obama’s speech. The first, already alluded to by James Joyner, is that Chief Justice Roberts’s fumbling of the administration of the oath of office should remind all of us that no matter how smart we are, what school we went to, what we’ve accomplished, how high we’ve risen, or how important the occasion might be, we all have the ability to make a mistake and make an idiot out of ourselves.
The second thought is that I never honestly thought that I’d hear Dorothy Fields quoted in a presidential inaugural speech.