“Be the kind of person your Dog thinks you are.”
I read this in Insignia’s email ID profile.
That prompted me to write this post. Not about what a dog thinks you are. About what a particular dog thinks who he is.
When Obama was elected President in 2008, he took the oath of office on January 20, 2009. The person to administer the oath was the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, Justice John Roberts. There are only 35 words in the oath:
"I do solemnly swear 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."
Justice Roberts has to say these 35 words without any notes (supposedly).
And, Mr. Obama has to repeat these words.
Murphy’s Law at work. Both Roberts and Obama made a few mistakes while reciting the oath.*
The news goes that Justice Roberts started to memorize by rehearsing these words several times in his home during the prior two weeks. In the living room, in the bathroom, in the dining table, etc. etc. The poor family dog was the recipient of his administering the oath several times.
That news leaked out much later. When a reporter asked about this to Mrs. Roberts, she said:
My husband repeated these 35 words so many times, our dog thinks he is the President of the United States.
Love this impromptu comment. Will they both (Obama and Roberts) meet the second time for the oath-taking ceremony? We will know on the night of November 6.
*PS: Some lawyers (as always) intervened and said there may be a legal challenge to this oath of office later. Therefore, Justice Roberts administered the oath of office to Obama for a second time at a private ceremony.
PPS: Hey Mr. Who Posted This. I can guess what your comment is going to be. Something to the effect Justice Roberts’s dog would do a better job. So, come out with something else that will surprise me.