Saturday, January 19, 2013

Inauguration Day

President Obama will be sworn in for his second term in a private ceremony at noon tomorrow (Sunday, January 20). The public inauguration takes place on Monday. There's still something that bothers me from the president's first inaugural address: One of the very first things he said was, "Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath." This, of course, is incorrect. Grover Cleveland, who served two non-consecutive terms, counts as two presidents. So only 43 Americans have taken the oath. Don't make that mistake again, Mr. President!