Barack Obama To Take Oath Of Office Daily
Washington, DC (LOL) -- In order to give the press something more to do, Barack Obama has announced that he will take the oath of office every day, before staff meeting and before the Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB), but after the Presidential Morning Breakfast (PMB).
He says he wants to provide the American public with a chance to see the oath whenever possible, consistent with his desire for more openness in his administration.
"The people have spoken; they enjoy seeing me take the oath of office, and since I'm president of the people, then I will listen to their wishes," said Obama in a press release.
Obama notes that he and Chief Justice John Roberts will change the words, or the timing, or the inflection of the oath each day. He also said they offer the oath in different languages occasionally, just to keep it interesting.
The oath ceremony will use a Bible only on Sundays, with a Torah on Saturdays, and a book randomly chosen from the Library of Congress weekdays. Certain days will have special books associated with them. For example, "Team Of Rivals" is scheduled for February 12th, the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday.
While most times Obama will be in a suit, he will institute "Casual Fridays", where he will take the oath in a polo shirt, blue jeans and sneakers, and Justice Roberts in shorts, a Hawaiian shirt, and flip-flops. He insists he will not be seen in his pajamas and robe.
A new photograph will be available for download after 10:00 AM ET each morning for use as a wallpaper or screen saver.
If the downloads are popular, there may be plans to add "hidden messages" in the daily oath, with special "Obama Decoder Rings" available through Ovaltine.