Last week we learned that not only does Barack Obama want to be president again, he wants a private swearing-in ceremony plus a public inauguration the next day. Somehow he convinced the calendar to make January 20th fall on a Sunday, just so he could have a double inaugurationpalooza.
Media outlets and the White House Correspondents Association are hoping they'll be allowed to send pool reporters and a photographer to the private ceremony, but inauguration planners are suggesting that media may be barred from the proceedings.
Not surprisingly, the Internet has carefully reasoned theories about what John Roberts and Barack Obama will do behind closed doors.
The "Modified" Oath Option, via National Review commenter Busterthepug
This is frightening. Without press coverage, how are we to know that Obama will not swear a "modified" version of the Oath of Office?
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, interpret the Constitution of the United States\ to the benefit of the American People, as I see that benefit."
The No-Oath Conspiracy
Why Obama wants to ban media from swearing in. Think the swearing in will omit the oath. Obama will declare himself dictator of the U.S.
— Patricia McAllister (@PatMcAll) December 9, 2012
The Socialist Kenyan Muslim Conspiracy
— Sista Soldier (@BlackAmEagle) December 10, 2012
Now, if Obama were truly committed to trolling conspiracy theorists, he should have Pete Souza release a photo of him doing the Vulcan salute during his swearing-in and let this conspiracy attain its proper intergalactic proportions.
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