Today’s inauguration is just for show; the actual swearing-in took place yesterday, January 20, as mandated by the Constitution. But because it was a Sunday, they made it a private affair. Here’s how it went:
This is the fourth time Barack Obama has been sworn in to office. The first time, in 2009, was bungled when Chief Justice John Roberts went up on his lines, so they re-did it the next day just to be sure. Now with the two this go-round, Mr. Obama becomes the second person to be sworn in four times. The first one was Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Somewhere Orly Taitz, the birther banshee, is going bonkers.