President Obama has retaken the oath of office after a mix-up during the inaugural ceremony, the White House says.

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    Jan 22, 2009 1:33 AM GMT
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    •President Obama retakes oath day after chief justice's mistake at inauguration

    •Wednesday's move aimed at erasing any question Obama is president

    •"Faithfully" was said out of sequence during Tuesday's oath

    •Roberts makes no comment over Tuesday's oath fumble


    President Obama retook his oath of office Wednesday after Chief Justice John Roberts flubbed while delivering it at Tuesday's inauguration.

    Barack Obama is pictured at the inauguration on Tuesday in Washington as Michelle Obama watches.

    The second oath -- also administered by Roberts -- took place at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday in the White House's Map Room. Roberts asked Obama whether he was ready.

    "I am, and we're going to do it very slowly," Obama replied.

    The do-over was aimed at dispelling any confusion that might arise from Tuesday's take -- in which "faithfully" was said out of sequence -- and erase any question that Obama is legally the president.

    However, per the Constitution, Obama became president at noon Tuesday without taking the oath.

    "We believe that the oath of office was administered effectively and that the president was sworn in appropriately yesterday," White House counsel Greg Craig said Wednesday in a written statement.

    "But the oath appears in the Constitution itself. And out of an abundance of caution, because there was one word out of sequence, Chief Justice Roberts administered the oath a second time," the statement read. ...

    Reporters, bloggers and others weighed in on the flub. The New York Post offered this headline: "Roberts is the Oaf of Office."

    A Washington Post reader complained in a letter to the editor: "What could have been a moment for the ages was marred by Mr. Roberts' thoughtlessness. News outlets will report that the first words of our new president were "confused." Whether through design or an amazing lack of preparation, Justice Roberts's behavior was a disgrace."


    http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/21/obama.oath/index.html


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    Jan 22, 2009 4:59 AM GMT
    There was a fuckwit on FOX that was ranting about how Obama wasn't president because Roberts slipped up.icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 22, 2009 5:14 AM GMT
    He was president 5min before we was sworn in anyway. The consituation says the Pres-elect will become president at high noon. Fox news is already trying to demenish the President. They was talking bout how they don't agree with the bailout although bush was the one who ordered a bailout for banks
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    Jan 22, 2009 5:31 AM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidThere was a fuckwit on FOX that was ranting about how Obama wasn't president because Roberts slipped up
    That fuckwit was the immeasurably gifted Chris Wallace, who knows nothing of the Constitution. "...the Courts..."! Ha!
  • metalxracr

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    Jan 22, 2009 5:46 AM GMT