Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Jen Bekman's 20x200-Election Day Edition: Michael David Murphy
Super Rally, So Help Me
by Michael David Murphy
These words, "so, help, me," mark the portentous conclusion of the Presidential Oath of Office on Inauguration Day. When uttered by the President Elect (or the incumbent chief) the phrase is strongly stated with resolve, pride, and willed gravitas. In a country where we look to our elected leaders for guidance, and where our leaders (more often than not) turn to god, "so help me" might be uttered, in both faith and fear, by candidate and constituent, alike. Every four years, when this particular nation selects one of its citizens (in celebration and/or misery) to lead us toward a better tomorrow, so help us all.