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Monday Morning News

The Weatherdude officially became a member of the Senior Executive Service on Sunday, timed with a new pay period. He swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States this morning at 9am EDT.

I, Teh Weatherdude, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

Yes, it's the same oath as the President's. Every level, military or civil service, takes the same oath. It's in the Constitution.

It wasn't the first time he swore this oath. I think the first time was his commissioning in 1980. He swore it again when he entered civil service 7 years ago. I suspect it won't be the last time. Thus far, he's spent 24 years supporting and defending the Constitution and that role has been part of my life as well.

Defender of the Constitution and the occasional chicken. Mom-cat to kittenz.

(the mustache is gone now.)

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affinity8
Sep. 1st, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
Congratulations to him!
ex_triciasu
Sep. 1st, 2009 06:05 am (UTC)
Congrats to Weatherdude. He looks very sincere and Constitution-defending in that picture; the chicken, not so much...the chicken looks a bit suspicious.
klingonguy
Sep. 1st, 2009 12:34 pm (UTC)
They make you shave off the mustache when you take the oath? How barbaric (but dapper)!
birdhousefrog
Sep. 1st, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
No. He shaved it off for me, the last remnants of his post-military beard and mustache combination. All those years of daily shaving. There's no sign of him wanting it back, it showed too much gray. He looks younger without it.
annpendragon
Sep. 2nd, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
Congrats to your Defender of the Constitution and the occasional chicken. Mom-cat to kittenz and Weather dude.
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