But if this blog was that blog, we’d be demanding an investigation over whether swearing in Orange Julius Caesar was a sign of the apocalypse. There were no reports of mass avian suicides when Barack Obama or Nancy Pelosi were sworn in. Those things only happened in the movies and television.
And speaking of swearing in, here’s another sign of that neutral umpire just calling balls and strikes:
Behind closed doors Chief Justice John Roberts swore in members of speaker designate John A. Boehner’s staff this morning during a private ceremony.
…the speaker designee’s spokesman believes it could be the first time staff was sworn in by a Chief Justice.
Of course it was, it occurred about the same time that Antonin Scalia was “teaching” Michele Bachmann’s band of maniacs that the latter had no 14th Amendment protections — other than their party affiliation.