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v to take an oath; to become legally obligated by an oath properly administered.

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Q. Hello everyone !!! are you excited with the swearing of Obama To presidency??? i sure am !!! may we all get a little joy and peaceful time wit hour fresh president ... and let us all wish him a great start and a chance to change our lives ... Good Luck Mr.President Obama !!!

A. well said Mrfoot65! May all the people in America receive the healthcare treatment they need. God bless.

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AMs do, however, insist that we shouldn't refer to these periods of inactivity as holidays, swearing blind that much of the time is used to undertake "constituency business".
A cleverer man would not have sat in front of ITN's Trevor McDonald the other night swearing blind he'd been misquoted when we all knew his comments had been printed verbatim.
Being an MP is one of the best-paid jobs going, yet no qualifications are necessary - other than swearing blind allegiance to a political party and the "Establishment" - the latter requiring total commitment since it controls the thoughts, words and deeds of those who make up its forces because it hold the nation's purse-strings.
They will put their hands on their hearts and go all starey-eyed swearing blind that he's here just to help Jack McConnell.