Somehow thousands of people holding purple and blue tickets for the inauguration on Tuesday were swept into the Third Street tunnel and were not able to see President Obama take the oath of office. Now one of his organizers Gabe Cohen, from Denver, has put together a swearing-in do-over.
The word of the do-over was distributed through Facebook. On Saturday, those purple and blue ticket holders gathered at the front of the Capitol, having with them their Ipods and laptops to which they had downloaded President Obama taking the oath of office. They donned their earphones, readied themselves, and at high noon–altogether now–they waved their tickets in the air. President Obama had again been inaugurated.
Wait a minute: That makes three times that President Obama has been duly sworn. Does that mean he is to be our president for three terms? (Just asking…just asking…)