|Long may he wave|
As everyone hears but apparently no one notices, the treatment of the new "Leader of the free world" is more like a frustrated parent trying to give directiosn to a reluctant 3-year-old:
CHIEF JUSTICE: "Do you, Phil N. Name, . . . "
NEW PRESIDENT: "I, Phil N. Name . . ."
CJ: ". . . solemnly swear . . ."
NEW PREZ: ". . . solemnly swear . . ."
If the LOTFW cannot remember the 35 words of the oath, possibly he/she is too stupid for the job.
Oddly, the CJ remembers them; the CJs don't read off a crib sheet concealed in one hand.
It would be more dignified if the CJ asked the president-elect, "Will you swear the oath?"
And then he/she would swear it if he could.
As I say, RtO was planning to again call for a seamless oath. But now I'm not so sure it's time. If the winner is Trump, there's a real question whether he can manage 35 consecutive scripted words.
A huge question.