Hail to the chief, who in triumph advances,Honour'd and blessed be the evergreen pine!Long may the tree in his banner that glances,Flourish the shelter and grace of our line.Heaven send it happy dew,Earth lend it sap anew,Gaily to bourgeon and broadly to grow;While every Highland glen,Sends our shout back again"Roderigh Vich Alpine Dhu, ho! i-e-roe!"Ours is no sapling, chance-sown by the fountain,Blooming at Beltane, in winter to fade;When the whirlwind has stript every leaf on the mountain,The more shall Clan Alpine exult in her shade.Moor'd in the lifted rock,Proof to the tempest's shock,Firmer he roots him, the ruder it blow:Menteith and Breadalbane, then,Echo his praise agen,"Roderigh Vich Alpine Dhu, ho! i-e-roe!"Proudly our pibroch has thrill'd in Glen Fruin,And Blanochar's groans to our slogan replied,Glen Luss and Ross Dhu, they are smoking in ruin,And the best of Loch Lomond lie dead on our side.Widow and Saxon maid,Long shall lament our raid,Think of Clan Alpine with fear and with woe.Lenox and Levon Glen,Shake when they hear agen"Roderigh Vich Alpine Dhu, ho! i-e-roe!"Row, vassals, row for the pride of the Highlands!Stretch to your oars for the evergreen pine!O, that the rosebud that graces yon islands,Were wreath'd in a garland around him to twine.O, that some seedling gem,Worthy such noble stem,Honour'd and blest in their shadow might grow;Loud should Clan Alpine then,Ring from her deepmost glen,"Roderigh Vich Alpine Dhu, ho! i-e-roe!"
Given its sheer availability and rousing pomp, it was only a matter of time before U.S. presidents became the "chief" in the title. "Hail to the Chief" was first associated with a chief executive on Feb. 22, 1815, when it was played (under the title "Wreaths for the Chieftain") to honor George Washington, who died in 1799, and the end of the War of 1812.
Not long after Marshall took office, however, the Republicans swamped the Federalists in the national elections of November 1800, winning majorities in both houses of Congress. In the subsequent voting in the Electoral College, Jefferson, after initially being tied with Aaron Burr, was elected president. (A few years later, Marshall, as chief justice, would preside over the trial of Burr for treason, which ended when Marshall, to the dismay of Jefferson, directed the jury to acquit Burr.)
In response to these Republican victories, the lame-duck Federalists decided to pack the federal courts with as many of their own as they could induce to take on judicial appointments. First in line was Marshall, who on January 27, 1801, was confirmed by the departing Federalist Senate as the fourth chief justice of the United States.
Over the thirty-four years that Marshall was chief justice, the Supreme Court issued no fewer than 1,129 decisions. Remarkably, all but 87 of them (and all but 36 of the 547 opinions authored by Marshall) were unanimous, even though the Court was deeply divided throughout most of these years between Federalists and Republicans (who later evolved into Whigs and Democrats, respectively).
In 1810, Scottish novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott penned The Lady of the Lake, a narrative poem about the conflict between the two cultures. In the poem, the Highlanders are led by a fictional chieftain named Roderick Dhu and the Lowlanders by King James V.
Third, presidential gains have depended on the consent of the governed: presidents without a national consensus for major policies touching people's everyday lives are politicians courting defeat. Fourth, the best of our presidents have always recognized that leadership required a personal connection between the president and the people, or that the power of the Oval Office rests to a great degree on the affection of the country for its chief. From Washington to Lincoln to the two Roosevelts and, most recently, Reagan, the force of presidential personality has been a major factor in determining a president's fate. And fifth, a corollary to conditions three and four, presidents need credibility -- presidents who are unable to earn the trust of their countrymen are governors who cannot govern and lead.
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Hail to the Chief is the tenth episode of the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! series. In this episode, King Dedede threatens to fire Chief Bookem after he had failed to stop a traffic accident, so Tuff, Kirby, and the Cappy kids conspire to make the chief popular again by creating problems for him to solve, fueled by the belief that Bookem was once a Rough Ranger and should not be shafted in this way. In the process of their mischief, Tuff accidentally gets thrown into King Dedede's Armored Vehicle in the midst of a swarm of angry bees chasing the vehicle well out of town and toward the active Booma-Dooma Volcano. Chief Bookem and the kids follow suit to save Tuff who had fallen into the caldera, and after a little help from Kirby, Tuff is saved and the residents of Cappy Town cheer Chief Bookem for his bravery, despite the fact that he lied about being a Rough Ranger. Using this new-found respect for their chief of police, Kirby and the town prevent King Dedede from firing Bookem.
The episode begins in Cappy Town, as Chief Bookem is standing at a street post directing traffic. As the Cappies comment on this, King Dedede and Escargoon drive into town on their Armored Vehicle, while Mayor Len and Hana do the same in their jeep. Chief Bookem dozes off at just the wrong moment, and the two vehicles crash into each-other. The two drivers spar for a moment, but then decide to ask Bookem who's at fault, but find him still snoozing. He wakes to an angry crowd, who berate him for his lack of diligence. King Dedede decides to fire Chief Bookem for this incident, and word of this soon spreads around the town. Hearing this, Tuff pleads with the Cappy kids to help him keep Chief Bookem on the job, saying that the chief's previous occupation as "Commando in the Rough Rangers Squad" makes him too important to get rid of. Tiff, however, doubts this claim, saying that there would have been no war for the chief to take part in. Tuff refuses to accept this, and gets the Cappies and Kirby aboard his plan.
Meanwhile, back in town, a crowd has gathered in front of the police station as Bookem retires to his wife Buttercup, who reassures him. At that moment, the chief gets a call from one of the Cappy shepherds, who is having difficulty keeping his sheep penned. The chief successfully catches and pens the sheep back up, but it is soon shown that Tuff and the kids were responsible for the break out in the first place, as they intended to create a problem for Bookem to solve to bolster his reputation around town. The kids then get to work covertly creating more problems for Bookem to handle, including sabotaging Chef Kawasaki's pipes, vandalizing Curio's relics with removable paint, putting up false advertising signs at Tuggle's store, and others. Chief Bookem soon becomes very suspicious of the frequency of events as the kids relish in their deeds.
Soon, Tiff catches them making more plans, but is interrupted when King Dedede drives down to officially proclaim that Chief Bookem is fired. The town objects to this and rallies to Bookem's side, causing the kids to celebrate. As Kirby cheers, he notices a bee's nest in the tree he's in, and gets an idea to use it for more mischief. He grabs the nest, but trips out of the tree and lands in the Armored Vehicle, planting the nest directly on Escargoon's head. In the chaos, the Armored Vehicle slams into the tree, knocking Tuff into the vehicle, and then Escargoon drives off with Kirby and Tuff still in the car. Chief Bookem gives chase by commandeering Mayor Len's car as the kids join him against his wishes.
Escargoon and King Dedede drive as quickly as they can to escape the angry bees, driving well out into the countryside in the process. First Escargoon and then Dedede and Kirby are thrown out of the vehicle in the confusion, leaving Tuff at the wheel, unable to control it. As Chief Bookem catches up, the Cappy kids spill the beans to him about their plot with Tuff, reminding him about his story about being a ranger. They soon find Kirby on the field, who points them toward the Booma-Dooma Volcano, where Tuff ended up. As they continue driving, Tuff gets flung out of the vehicle and tumbles into the main caldera of the volcano, which has a pool of molten lava inside. The rest soon catch up to him, and find him stranded on a crevice not far from the lava. Chief Bookem sets off to rescue him, but Tiff tries asking Kirby to do it instead. Meta Knight then appears out of nowhere and tells Tiff to let the chief handle it.
Using a rope from Mayor Len's car's trunk, Chief Bookem descends into the caldera. He slips, but the kids and Meta Knight secure the rope, narrowly preventing Bookem from falling into the lava. As Chief Bookem reaches Tuff, the rest of Cappy Town arrives at the scene out of curiosity. Just then, the volcano begins to erupt, throwing embers which sever the rope. At this setback, Bookem resolves to climb out of the caldera without it. During the climb, Tuff admits to his wrongdoing, and in return, Bookem admits he was never a Rough Ranger, later being halted by a cramped back. Seeing this, Meta Knight prompts Tiff to call the Warp Star so Kirby can save them before they fall into the lava. As the town celebrates Bookem's bravery, King Dedede and Escargoon show up, still intent on firing the chief, but Kirby inhales the official decree. Furious, King Dedede tries to blast the crowd with the gun on his vehicle, but it turns out the bees nest was jamming it up, and both Dedede and Escargoon are forced to run from the angry bees once again. The episode ends as the crowd laughs at the King's misfortune. 2b1af7f3a8