Inaugural committee: Okay, okay, Obama’s swearing-in ceremony will be open to the press

posted at 3:21 pm on December 12, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

The fact that this was ever even an honest-to-goodness question, does not bode well for the Obama administration’s ostensibly ongoing efforts at improving transparency in a second term. From Politico:

The Presidential Inaugural Committee has announced that President Obama’s official swearing-in will be open to the press, allaying the concerns of the White House press corps that had feared restricted access.

“[T]here will be media access to the official swearing in on Sunday,” a PIC representative told POLITICO. “We are still working out additional details and logistics and expect to be able to share more about media coverage plans for that ceremony and other Inaugural events soon.”

The White House press corps had feared they would be restricted from Obama’s official swearing-in, which takes place in a small, private ceremony on years that January 20 falls on a Sunday. Inaugural committee officials had privately indicated to reporters that the event could be closed to reporters and cameras, with an official photograph supplied to press by White House photographer Pete Souza, sources told POLITICO. A subsequent email from the PIC referring to the Jan. 20 swearing-in as a “private” event rekindled that concern.

Well, gee, that’s good news — it is a historic occasion, after all. On a related note, Obama’s inaugural committee decided to ditch their erstwhile commitment to banning corporate donations for the inaugural festivities last week (because pretending like you still care about being the ‘people’s president’ is so last cycle), and they’re now not only accepting unlimited contributions but soliciting large donations at that.

Fundraising for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration has kicked into high gear with organizers soliciting contributions up to $1 million. …

The top-tier donor package, dubbed “Washington,” which asks for $250,000 from individuals and $1 million from institutions provides numerous tickets for the inauguration, including two tickets to a benefactors reception, an invitation to the finance committee “Road Ahead” meeting, two tickets to the children’s concert, two tickets to the co-chairs reception, and four tickets to the candle light celebration. The highest level donors also receive two reserved bleacher sets for the Inaugural Parade and four tickets to the inaugural ball.

What a difference a reelection makes.


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Now he has to get a bible, ahhhh

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Shucks,I will be busy with something,don’t know what yet,but I will miss it.

docflash on December 12, 2012 at 3:24 PM

New rules for Obama’s brothers.

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2012 at 3:25 PM

They’re desperately trying to avoid showing Obama taking the Oath Growth of Office … having to use a teleprompter.

ShainS on December 12, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Lsm giddy with dear leader will be sworn in as many times as FDR

Tingles will be swooning

cmsinaz on December 12, 2012 at 3:28 PM

The Commander in Chief of a once freest land on Earth

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Will they let them cover the part where they place the unicorn crown on his head and he ascends the throne?

Galt2009 on December 12, 2012 at 3:29 PM

I’m shocked it’s not open to the general public so the peasants may form a line and kiss Obama’s ring and ask for mercy.

darwin on December 12, 2012 at 3:29 PM

oh who cares. I will be not watching. I could care less if this bag of wind is on TV.

Terrye on December 12, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Inaugural committee: Okay, okay, Obama’s swearing-in ceremony will be open to the press

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“However groveling will be mandatory and the best groveler will be given a nice treat.”

LincolntheHun on December 12, 2012 at 3:33 PM

We don’t watch or listen to bho and will not the two times he and mo will be on the tube for the swearing in.
L

letget on December 12, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Will Justice John Roberts actually fellate Obama, or just kiss his ring? He sure professed his love loudly enough in June.

Archivarix on December 12, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Skip it.

Philly on December 12, 2012 at 3:38 PM

He’s going for a third term, maybe more.

Cindy Munford on December 12, 2012 at 3:40 PM

I wonder if this has something to do with it. Maybe they are afraid of a bunch of people in costumes showing up.

platypus on December 12, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Is this going to be another “Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day … when white will embrace what is right” inauguration? That’s sort of the creed of the American Socialist Superstate. It wouldn’t quite be the A.S.S. that it is without some third-world stupidity like that.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 12, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Probably edgy about broadcasting The Won repeating the oath from his teleprompter.

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 12, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Will Justice John Roberts actually fellate Obama, or just kiss his ring? He sure professed his love loudly enough in June.

Archivarix on December 12, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Actually, I thought it sounded muffled. If you catch my drift.

platypus on December 12, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Okay, so put your hand on the Koran…

“I have a ring that says, There Is No God But Allah,” said no Christian ever.

The Rogue Tomato on December 12, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Will Justice John Roberts actually fellate Obama, or just kiss his ring? He sure professed his love loudly enough in June.

Archivarix on December 12, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Fellate. But that part won’t be covered by the press. They’ll be too busy taking turns.

The Rogue Tomato on December 12, 2012 at 3:46 PM

i’m sure it is all about space….for barry available sq feet = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

all these stupid, repeaters will be taking up valuable real estate…they could sell another 500K in tickets…these little people are insufferable…clinging to their superstitions about history

r keller on December 12, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Will they let them cover the part where they place the unicorn crown on his head and he ascends the throne?

Galt2009 on December 12, 2012 at 3:29 PM

No, no, no. He RIDES the unicorn and they both wear crowns as he ascends to the throne.

LoganSix on December 12, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I imagine mo is thrilled! She will now get to have two dandy outfits for the ‘little’ people to see! And I bet each costs a bundle!
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letget on December 12, 2012 at 3:51 PM

No, no, no. He RIDES the unicorn The unicorn rides him and they both wear crowns as he ascends to the throne.

LoganSix on December 12, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Had to fix it, bro. The guy doesn’t have the ‘nads to ride anything.

Archivarix on December 12, 2012 at 3:54 PM

GREAT – another chance for the corrupt MSM to personally kiss the butt of their Messiah.

TeaPartyNation on December 12, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Will Justice John Roberts actually fellate Obama, or just kiss his ring? He sure professed his love loudly enough in June.

Archivarix on December 12, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Obama’s ring with Arabic writing on it is very interesting indeed. He’s worn it on his wedding finger since before he was married.

SirGawain on December 12, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Now he has to get a bible, ahhhh

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2012 at 3:23 PM

can you believe she actually ran for president? me neither.

sesquipedalian on December 12, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Be interesting to see the names of the “sponsors”.

GarandFan on December 12, 2012 at 3:58 PM

An exercise of power on Obama’s part, to make people grovel at what is, of past inaugurations, an expected and all-welcoming occasion.

Rather than just revel in his victory and adulation, the Narcissist in Chief demands more–that even his acolytes beg his ‘permission’ to be present.

The Pope-King grants his ‘indulgence’ to the teeming masses. And the crowd goes wild!

Liam on December 12, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Be interesting to see the names of the “sponsors”.

GarandFan on December 12, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Wild guess: Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, General Motors, General Electric, FedEx, United Health.

Archivarix on December 12, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Love the fact Bush didn’t take off his glove before shaking hands with 0. Ha!

Bmore on December 12, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Now he has to get a bible, ahhhh

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2012 at 3:23 PM

can you believe she actually ran for president? me neither.

sesquipedalian on December 12, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Obama supporting sharia law? You’re almost right. That should be crazy talk. Unfortunately, Mr. “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam” is about halfway there already. And isn’t it interesting that the maker of a certain video critical of Mohammed is now in prison?

tom on December 12, 2012 at 4:23 PM

It’s gonna be koran-a-riffic.

Pork-Chop on December 12, 2012 at 4:24 PM

And isn’t it interesting that the maker of a certain video critical of Mohammed is now in prison?

tom on December 12, 2012 at 4:23 PM

And it was a funny, though truthful, video, too! From what I saw of the trailer (which was a laugh riot) they were faithful to the koran and the accepted history of mo, the pedophile. Of course, to islam, the truth really hurts.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 12, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Obama’s ring with Arabic writing on it is very interesting indeed. He’s worn it on his wedding finger since before he was married.

SirGawain on December 12, 2012 at 3:56 PM

And, as I said, the Arabic writing says, “There is no God but Allah”.

I don’t know if Obama is a Muslim, but he sure loves to help countries get taken over by the Muslim Brotherhood and Sharia.

The Rogue Tomato on December 12, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Keep the transparency.
Really.

FlaMurph on December 12, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Make a tape and people can order it if they want to see it . . . they can keep my copy.

rplat on December 12, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Gee whiz– that’s the night I have to wash my dog or my hair or my goldfish…..or something.

Xyz22 on December 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM

…so there won’t be a crown?

KOOLAID2 on December 12, 2012 at 11:04 PM

I
Will
Not
Be
Watching.

For some time now, whenever Obama’s face, or the face of his wife appear on my television, I have a Pavlovian response and my hand almost instantly grabs my remote control and my index finger is wildly clicking for another channel.

legendtwo on December 12, 2012 at 11:16 PM

The swearing in?
The only swearing I do is at Obama.

Sherman1864 on December 13, 2012 at 2:49 AM