You had to feel sorry for President Barack Hussein Obama, when the oafish judge who was reading the oath of office read the words in chunks that were too big to handle. Poor Barack fluffed his lines. I bet he got it in the neck from the awful Michelle later.
His speech was a mishmash of old campaign promises, with a couple of surprisingly Reaganesque calls for self-reliance. The scariest passage concerned global warming, suggesting he really does believe we are all going to fry or drown unless mad socialist Carol Browner at the EPA orders us about.
The most memorable moment was Aretha Franklin murdering God Bless America or whatever it was, with a horribly self-indulgent version. She might be a great singer, but what’s wrong with just singing the notes?