WCAP Sunday Special

Joseph Pappalardo joepappalardo2001@yahoo.com
Sun Jan 23 17:40:25 EST 2005

From: "A. Joseph Ross"

>  The storm hit Washington DC badly enough that they had to call
> out the Army to clean up the city for the inauguration, and it delayed
things enough that
> Kennedy was sworn in about an hour late.  There was some discussion among
> scholars over who was legally President during that hour.

Not a constitutional scholar, but I believe I know the answer to that trivia
question for conversation's sake...

The constitution says the new President will assume the duties at a
specified hour on the clock.  (Not by the recitation of the oath.)

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