On a rare occasion, a new President of the United States is sworn in 5 minutes after the appointed time!

Other minor flubs:

  • The swearing in — fumbling on ‘faithfully’
  • The inaugural speech — 43, 44 oaths.
  • Inaugural parade — an hour behind

A shadow is cast by Ted Kennedy’s collapse during the congressional luncheon, but the proceedings generally go without a hitch. Mercury retrograde needn’t always mean chaos, especially if there has been thorough and careful preparation beforehand, almost an understatement given the logistics of the event!

I have been meaning to post on the coming retrograde (less than a day away) for the past week, but as Mercury ground to a halt, so did my best laid plans.

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