Obama Inaugurated

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•04 Jan 21, 2013

While Barack Obama officially took the presidential oath of office yesterday in a private ceremony, a public swearing in will occur on the Capitol steps today, followed by two inaugural balls and performances by the likes of Beyoncé and James Taylor. What do you think?

  • “It’s good they keep the real ceremony private. I don’t think the general public could handle seeing the president drinking all that blood from George Washington’s skull.”

    Ruth Hitchcock –
    Acoustics Physicist

  • “It’s absolutely ridiculous that there’s even one inaugural ball given that the Benghazi matter is still very much under investigation.”

    Leslie Ferrara –
    Gusset Maker

  • “Nothing says presidential like some ‘Fire and Rain.’”

    Art Orloff –
    Bodyguard