Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dear Justice Roberts

This is how the Constitution reads (from Article II, Section 1):

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.

I guess adverb placement does not matter among those whose job it is to interpret that document.  Language junkies might disagree.  After all, there was a poet at the ceremony.


DKC said...

Just another one of them there legislatin' justices... that aren't going to be happy until the whole darn constitution is re-written.

hearmysong said...

hmmm... a poet? that's using the term loosely. much as i wanted to like her work and her delivery, robert frost and maya angelou (and nikki giovanni and pretty much anyone else with a pulse and a pen) she is not!

Applecart T. said...

little did i know that FOX news would try to start some kind of "he's not really president" thing because of it. sheesh.