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Reply Wed 5 Jan, 2005 05:56 pm
This is just the limit of evil.....

Hastert to swear in Cheney at inauguration

January 5, 2005


WASHINGTON-- House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., will swear in Vice President Dick Cheney at the inauguration Jan. 20, an unusual but not unprecedented choice.

Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, announced details of the event Wednesday, including the musical performers at the Capitol and who will administer the oaths.

William H. Rehnquist, chief justice of the United States, will swear in President Bush and Hastert will do the same for Cheney. Rehnquist had sworn in Cheney four years ago.

House speakers have sworn in vice presidents on three occasions, according to the Senate Historian's Office. The last time was in 1977 when Speaker Tip O'Neill, D-Mass., swore in Vice President Walter Mondale.

In 1961, Speaker Sam Rayburn, D-Texas, gave the oath of office to Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, and in 1965, Speaker John McCormack, D-Mass., swore in Vice President Humbert Humphrey.

There had been some question as to whether Rehnquist, who is being treated for thyroid cancer, would administer the oath to Bush, but last month, officials at the Supreme Court said he would fulfill that duty.

The inaugural ceremony will include performances by the U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club, the U.S. Marine Band and mezzo sopranos Denyce Graves and Susan Graham.

Guy Hovis, a vocalist from Tupelo, Miss., who performed on the Lawrence Welk show, will sing, "Let the Eagles Soar," a song written by Attorney General John Ashcroft.

Thomas Basile, a spokesman for the committee, said the song is a favorite of Lott's. When Ashcroft served as senator from Missouri, he and Lott were members of the singing senators' quartet. The group also included Sens. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, and Jim Jeffords, I-Vt.

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Reply Wed 5 Jan, 2005 08:21 pm
Obviously, an event not to be missed.
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Mr Stillwater
Reply Wed 5 Jan, 2005 08:48 pm
I'm glad to see that the A-Gen Dept's loss is a gain for Tinpan Alley.

But for Bush/Cheney I can only think of one work worthy of their 'class'...

Give 'em the old razzle dazzle
Razzle dazzle 'em
Give 'em an act with lots of flash in it
And the reaction will be passionate
Give 'em the old hocus pocus
Bead and feather 'em
How can they see with sequins in their eyes?
What if your hinges all are rusting?
What if, in fact, you're just disgusting?
Razzle dazzle 'em
And they'll never catch wise

Give 'em the old razzle dazzle
Razzle dazzle 'em
Back in the days of old Methuselah
Everyone loves the big bamboozulah

Give 'em the old three ring circus
Stun and stagger 'em
When you're in trouble
Go into your dance

Though you are stiffer than a girder
They let you get away with murder
Razzle dazzle 'em
And you got a romance

Give 'em the old razzle dazzle
Razzle dazzle 'em
Give 'em an act that's unassailable
They'll wait a year till you're available
Give 'em the old wobble bammy
Daze and dizzy 'em
Show 'em the first rate sorcerer you are
Long as you keep 'em way off balance
How can they spot you got no talents?
Razzle dazzle 'em Razzle dazzle 'em
And they'll make you a star
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Reply Thu 6 Jan, 2005 12:01 am
I think they should sing "Duke of Earl."
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Reply Thu 6 Jan, 2005 10:50 am
DrewDad wrote:
I think they should sing "Duke of Earl."

I am simply not going to watch it. Why give myself ulcers?
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Reply Thu 6 Jan, 2005 10:55 am
Oh I assure you I won't watch it....
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