Will struggles to find the words when the Inauguration speech seems to avoid current heart breaking issues.
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Besides the series always being in the off-years from the real presidential elections (the series' presidential elections are held in 2002 and 2006 and stated as such years), the inauguration ceremony/address/parade/balls are held on a Sunday. In reality, if January 20th falls on a Sunday, the president takes the oath of office as constitutionally required, but the ceremonies are held the next day. This happened in reality in 2013 with Barack Obama's second inaugural. See more
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center garage was used when President Bartlet supposedly arrived at the U.S. Capitol for his swearing-in. The sign is partially blocked by the police officers during Bartlet's walk from the limo. See more
I heard once - I don't know if this is true - I heard once that you convinced the President to let you rewrite a section of the State of the Union with less than twenty-four hours to go. It was the second year and everybody was a Republican, whether they were or not, and people at the DNC had convinced him to include the line, 'The era of big government is over.' And you couldn't live with it. Because government should be a place where people come together and no one gets left behind. An ...
References Babes in Toyland
The Commandant's Own
Performed by United States Marine Band See more