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  1. The Inauguration The Pomp and Circumstance, Ceremony, Oath of Office, & Speech

  2. The Inauguration • Occurs at the Capitol Building • Until Ronald Reagan, it happened at the East Terrace • It is the peaceful transfer of power • Pomp & circumstance and pageantry • What did you see? • What did you hear? • VIPs • Others?

  3. The Inauguration • Formulaic • Morning worship service • Procession to the Capitol • Swearing in of the Vice President • Swearing in of the President • Inaugural Address • Inaugural Luncheon • Inaugural Parade • Inaugural Ball

  4. The Inauguration • Deviations are common, individual touches • Clergy chosen for invocation and benediction • Poetry reading • Musical selections

  5. The Inauguration • No set protocol for the swearing in of the Vice President • Except he (or she) is first

  6. The Inauguration • Presidential swearing in: • 35 word oath—Article II, Section I of the Constitution • HOWEVER, Amendment 20 of the Constitution states that at 12 noon, whether or not the oath has been taken, the president-elect officially becomes the President of the United States • So help me God is not required, although often said. • Hail to the Chief is played • 21-gun salute • The nuclear code

  7. The Inauguration • Checklist: • Bible • Biblical Passages (optional) • Music • Musicians • Poet (optional) • List of clergy to attend (minimum of 3)

  8. The Inauguration • The Speech • There have been few great inaugural speeches—4 in total • Lincoln’s two • FDR’s first • JFK’s • Some scholars would argue that Jefferson’s first and Wilson’s second were among great inaugural speeches

  9. The Inauguration • The Speech (cont.) • Not expected to be specific about legislative or administrative proposals • Not expected to sound like a campaign speech. • Encouraged to keep it around 12 minutes • Washington’s 135 words • Harrison’s 8,445 words (2 hours)

  10. The Inauguration • The Speech (cont.) • Style should be individual • Don’t try to clone past presidents • Don’t worry about applause lines • The audience is millions of people in the US and abroad, not the supporters who elected them • Tone should be individual—rhetorically speaking • Theme should reflect why elected and what was promised to accomplish as president

  11. Obama’s Inauguration • Lincoln Bible (1861) • Lincoln theme continues • Senator Feinstein, MC • World is watching • Peaceful transition of power • Founders and fighters • Freedom to choose is the root of liberty • Ballot over the bullet • Justice and equality • Marched and died to make it a reality • Real and necessary change

  12. Obama’s Inauguration • Pastor Rick Warren, Invocation • United by commitment to freedom and justice for all—not by race, blood, etc • Civility in attitudes even when we differ • All—nation and its people—are accountable • Aretha Franklin • Swearing in of Vice President Biden by Associate Supreme Justice Stevens • Musical interlude

  13. Obama’s Inauguration • Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office for President Obama • What happened? • President Obama’s Inaugural Speech • Poet Elizabeth Alexander • Benediction • National Anthem • Presidential Party Exit

  14. President Obama’s Inaugural Speech Accountability and Responsibility

  15. Obama’s Inaugural Speech • What did you hear? • What will he do? • What direction will this country take? • What are his primary priorities? • What are his secondary priorities? • What differences are there between the administration that just left and the administration that just came?

  16. Obama’s Inaugural Speech • Humbled at the task • Grateful for the public’s trust • Mindful of sacrifices • Thank you to former President Bush • Service • Generosity • Cooperation • History of prosperity and peace • History of clouds and storms • Carried on because faithful to the ideals of fore bearers and founding documents

  17. Obama’s Inaugural Speech • A time of crisis • War—network of hate • Economy—greed and irresponsibility • Healthcare • Schools • Energy • Confidence of the American people • Challenges are real, serious and in time, will be met.

  18. Obama’s Inaugural Speech • We have chosen • Hope over fear • Unity over discord • Finished with strangled politics • Set aside childish things • All are equal, free and deserve a chance at happiness

  19. Obama’s Inaugural Speech • Greatness is earned, not a gift • Hard word • Risk takers • Doers • Those who have struggled and sacrificed for all • Immigrants • Slaves • Workers • Soldiers

  20. Obama’s Inaugural Speech • Starting today: • Begin the work of remaking America • Economy • New jobs • Growth • Infrastructure • Science • Healthcare • Energy • Schools, colleges, universities • New age

  21. Obama’s Inaugural Speech • The issue isn’t whether government is too big or too small, but whether it works • It’s a new day • The ground has shifted • The system can handle large scale change • New focus on accountability • Sunset programs that don’t work • Invest in program that do work

  22. Obama’s Inaugural Speech • Market • Must be watched • Defense • Reject the dichotomy of safety vs ideals • It is about the rule of law and the rights of man • We will not give them up • A friend to all nations • We are ready to lead once more • We will defeat those who seek to destroy us

  23. Obama’s Inaugural Speech • Patchwork heritage • Religion • Language • Culture • Old hatreds must pass • Muslim world treated with mutual understanding and respect • Poor nations • Plentiful nations

  24. Obama’s Inaugural Speech • Spirit of service • It’s bigger than each of us • Must inhabit us all • Nation relies on it • Challenges are new • How we meet them are new • Values are the same • Loyalty, patriotism, etc

  25. Obama’s Inaugural Speech • New era of responsibility • All have it • Price of citizenship • With rights come responsibilities

  26. Two Different Administrations Two Different Foci

  27. Op Ed by Bob WoodwardDenver Post, Sunday, 1/18/09 “Learning from Bush’s Mistakes” • Presidents set the tone • The president must insist that everyone speak out loud in front of others • A president must master the fundamental ideas and concepts behind his (her) policies

  28. Op Ed by Bob WoodwardDenver Post, Sunday, 1/18/09 “Learning from Bush’s Mistakes” (cont.) • Presidents need to make sure bad news makes it to the Oval Office • Presidents need to foster a culture of skepticism and doubt • Presidents get contradictory data and they need a rigorous way to sort it out

  29. Op Ed by Bob WoodwardDenver Post, Sunday, 1/18/09 “Learning from Bush’s Mistakes” (cont.) • Presidents must tell the hard truth to the public • Presidents must insist on strategic thinking • Presidents must embrace transparency • Righteous motives are not enough for effective policy

  30. Blueprint for Change Economy Fiscal Discipline Ethics Healthcare Seniors Education K-12 Higher Education Energy Rural America Women Immigration Poverty Service Civil Rights National Security Veterans Policy Outline

  31. Current Events At 12:00 pm (mst). • Obama announced a pay freeze for highest paid White House staff members • Executive Orders for lobbyists • Accountability/transparency • No gifts to anybody in administration • Finance/security team—major transformation with how business is conducted

  32. Current Events At 12:00 pm (mst). • Signed order halting trials of war criminals at Guantanamo Bay • Reviewed economic stimulus with finance team • Congress is working on confirmations