It usually resulted in getting the owner a ticket and a high degree of disdain by the adults in the community.
President-elect Barack Obama is looking very presidential these days. When he makes an announcement, he is ringed by American flags and stands behind a lectern that has a very presidential-looking placard announcing "The Office of the President-Elect."
But the props are merely that. Under the Constitution, there is no such thing as the Office of the President-elect. Technically, Obama will not even become the president-elect until the Electoral College convenes after the second Wednesday in December and elects him based on the results of the Nov. 4 general election, as stated in the Constitution.
Link to FNC.
And he is doing it again this morning as he announces his team of Clinton retreads even as the press questions Bubba's deals and relationships in the Middle East.
Outside of making the legs of various so-called journalists tingle, what purpose does it serve?
Despite its lack of formal power, some argue that the "Office of the President-Elect" must maintain an official and authoritative front -- even if just for show. This transition comes at a particularly vulnerable time for the U.S. government in protecting against terrorism -- as evidenced in 1993 when terrorists bombed the World Trade Center as former President Bill Clinton prepared to take office.
Hmmmmm... So the belief is that the terrorists are so stupid they don't know that Obama has no power...
No, the "some argu(ing)" want some pomp and show. Obama would have done well to reject it for some needed show of humility. He has yet to understand that his real problems will be caused by his "friends."