The minute you take your hand off that bible at noon on Jan. 20, the weight of the world falls on your shoulders. And it stays there until another guy takes that same 35-word oath four or eight years later — the oath of the presidency.
Here’s something that won’t shock our readers but seems to have the mainstream media befuddled: Presidents are never “off.” They can never call in “sick.” They are president for every minute of every day until they’re not. It really is a 24/7/365 job, unlike any other.
And it’s a game the two sides play: Republicans bashed Barack Obama for playing 333 rounds of golf during his presidency and vacationing in Hawaii over Christmas, so now it’s the Democrats’ turn to berate President Trump for playing golf and “vacationing” at one of his many luxury resorts.
So, true to the script, that’s just what the Democrats are doing. And perhaps not surprisingly, the mainstream media is gleefully joining in on the tired old saw.