Is This a Joke? ‘I Swear by Superman…’

Superman Renounces His U.S. Citizenship - The New York Times

That old Constitution just ain’t good enough anymore!

I was pretty sure it was a satire, but it appears to be a true report:

A member of Congress means to take his or her oath of office on a Superman comic book ( [Sorry, noozies, but you can’t make me say “they” or “their” when speaking of a single individual.] You’re supposed to swear on the Bible to uphold and defend the Constitution. But Superman sez that’s not good enough.

Oops–here’s a slip:

“The name of the Congressman has yet to be revealed.”

Uh… Didn’t Superman recently renounce his American citizenship? Well, yeah–in 2011 ( And again, recently.

Yeahbut, yeahbut! He’ll have a copy of the Constitution on top of the comic book! And that makes it all right–right?

Suddenly some of our Beloved Rulers are laughing at the Constitution… when they’re not laughing at us.

4 comments on “Is This a Joke? ‘I Swear by Superman…’

  1. I looked it up at a different site. When he takes oath, he will have three things under the Constitution that have an emotional context for him. Beside the comic book which is an old one and I forget the reasoning he has for its presence he will also have a photo of his parents.

    1. Well, I did know the Constitution was supposed to be on top. What I don’t know is whether this character ought to be a Congressman at all.

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