I still can't believe what I just read in The Boston Globe. These people are supposed to be educated?
We understand enthusiasm, but The Boston Globe just took it to a new level with an opinion piece by two Harvard Professors who want Sen. Barack Obama to take office before he technically would if he wins in November. I still can’t believe what I just read—there’s no ‘satire’ tag so I’m assuming these people are serious. I discovered the link by way of Rick Moran at American Thinker.
This is the height of arrogance. Are these people well? Do you want this country in the hands of people who think like this:
"[T]he present January inaugural date is fixed by the 20th Amendment to the Constitution. Changing that would take years, not days. But there is a way out - if our political leaders are smart, courageous, and public-spirited enough to take it.
Assume that Barack Obama wins the election, as polls show is increasingly likely. The following day, Vice President Cheney should be prevailed upon to resign. Using his powers to designate a successor under the 25th Amendment, President Bush should then appoint, and Congress should confirm, Obama as vice president (just as Richard Nixon appointed Gerald Ford vice president in 1973 when Spiro Agnew resigned). Bush himself should then resign, elevating Obama to the presidency - as Ford became president when Nixon resigned. Obama should then appoint Joe Biden as vice president.
With Congress's confirmation of Biden, the new administration would be in place, on the job, and ready to tackle the economic crisis - in November, not January. (The electoral college's official ratification of the election results in December would merely rubber-stamp the transition.)"