Mea Culpa: Wrong Inaugural Edition

Yesterday I wrote a post criticizing President Obama’s second inaugural speech and some of the liberal reaction to it. There was a big, big problem with the post: I quoted from the president’s first inaugural address. I owe Reason’s readers an apology for this boneheaded mistake, and also an apology to the other journalists whose remarks I connected to the wrong speech. I’ve added a note to the post indicating the error and struck out the entire text.

Fortunately, my colleagues have written quite a bit about the actual second inaugural speech, and their pieces are very much worth reading. Here are a few highlights: 

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  • Mediterranean Death Cult||


  • Ryan60657||

    and oops.

  • Spoonman.||

    My Kroger used to have its reduced-for-quick-sale bread in a rack labeled "Opps! We baked to much!"

  • ||

    Is it any coincidence Suder-Man posted this just before the PM Links show up? We know your game, mister!

  • db||

    It's like posting news of a scandal on a Friday evening.

  • ||

    But worse!

  • Stormy Dragon||

  • Enough About Palin||

    Put down the pipe, Peter. Put down the pipe.

  • RPR2||

    the second inaugural was mostly about about swarms of officers eating out our substance.

  • Enough About Palin||


  • Fist of Etiquette||


  • ||

    I'm not gonna lie, I didn't care enough about the inaugural address to read this the first time you posted about it.

  • Jesus H. Christ||


    scene shifts to a darkened storage closet, with young Pete Suderman pulling a toke on a joint. Tries to cough quietly as he exhales.

  • SIV||

    You fire Lucy, yet Mr. McArdle still has a job after THIS?

  • Mike M.||

    I'd probably be pretty annoyed if I actually cared about what he wrote in the first place, but I assume it wasn't really worth reading anyway.

  • SIV||

    I only wish I'd read the piece so I could have caught him. Too bad that involves reading Peter Suderman posts.

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    Lucy was fired?? Sniff. They told me she was going to a farm with a nice fambly where she could run free.

  • Enough About Palin||

    Seriously, what became of her?

  • SIV||

    If only there was some sort of device where you could look up things. Particularly things young women can't help but share with everyone who owns such a device.

  • A Serious Man||

    Oh, were you asking me? She has her own blog.

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    Consider it bookmarked. It's hard to say 'no' to a lede that reads: "Friday Afternoon Links: Mayor Bloomberg the Fascist, David Frum the Prohibitionist, Glenn Beck the Libertarian"

  • Raven Nation||

    Bart: my hamster didn't die, he moved to a farm upstate with a nice family.

    Lisa: Bart, your hamster died and dad buried him in the backyard. Although not necessarily in that order.

  • ||

    Why did they fire her? She wasn't as bad as krayewski.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Every word uttered by the Chairwarmer-in-Chief sounds just like Charlie Brown's teacher to me.

  • Lyle||


  • BakedPenguin||

    Am I the only one who's willing to give the Suder-man a pass on this? It's not like Obama ever says anything worth thinking about.

  • SIV||

    I'm still wondering if ANYONE caught it besides/before the Suder-Man Clan.

  • rhofulster||

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Am I the only one who's willing to give the Suder-man a pass on this?


  • Caleb Turberville||

    I appreciate Suderman's apology, but I doubt anybody was injured by this embarrassing mishap.

  • ||

    "No credubillities were harmed in the production of this piece..."

  • HellsBells||

    A completely understandable mistake since all Obamas speeches are the same platitudes and promises rehashed and spewed forth with the same dramatic pauses and posed expressions.


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