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Obama To Take Oath In Private. Because It's None Of Your Business, That's Why

xmldoc Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 7:25 PM
It is true that this administration has misrepresented the stated goal of "transparency". But we now have much bigger problems to address than BHO's personal conduct -- it is too late to do anything about that. Instead, we have to hold what conservative lawmakers we do have in office accountable to our values and objectives. That will not be accomplished by typing in ALL CAPS on townhall.com. Besides holding the Republican House majority accountable, we need to figure out how to stop being parrots and re-engage in honest political discourse. We saw none of that from either side in this last election cycle.

On his first full day in office, President Obama issued a Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies, pledging that his Administration would "work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration," and directing the chief technology officer to develop an Open Government directive within four months.

And with that, the swearing in of the president will happen in private.

Since inauguration day takes place on a Sunday (of course, the 20th of January) a public "ceremonial" inauguration will take place on Monday, January 21st. However, the actual...