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Ear to the Ground

Obama Takes Oath Again, Just to Be Safe

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Posted on Jan 21, 2009
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A well-rehearsed Obama laughs when he hears the chief justice of the Supreme Court misquote the oath of office, which is conveniently written down in the Constitution.

The second time was the charm for Chief Justice John Roberts, who flawlessly administered the oath of office to Barack Obama a day after botching the pledge. The White House counsel explained that they opted for a repeat “out of an abundance of caution.” Obama actually legally became the president even before taking the oath the first time.

Political Wire:

White House Counsel Greg Craig released this statement:

“We believe that the oath of office was administered effectively and that the President was sworn in appropriately yesterday.  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.”

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By Leefeller, January 23, 2009 at 9:35 am Link to this comment

No bible and Obama is not a citizen, did he have his flag pin on?

Did you hear about the lady who tried to flush a bible down her toilet, the plumbing bills killed her. So, we can only conclude flushing a bible down a toilet will kill you. 

Expanding ignorance makse more of the same.

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By mmadden, January 23, 2009 at 9:07 am Link to this comment

Well now the right wingnuts say that since no bible was used that he still isn’t the President. This young man will be highly scrutinized under a microscope. He will be held to a higher standard than any other leader we have ever had.

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By troublesum, January 22, 2009 at 1:09 pm Link to this comment

The flub up actually revealed something important about Obama’s personality.  Instead of doing what he knew was right, he followed an athority whom he knew to be wrong.

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By Eric L. Prentis, January 22, 2009 at 9:29 am Link to this comment

On Chief Justice John Roberts botching the first oath of office, what do you expect, Roberts is just another incompetent Bush appointee.

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By Leefeller, January 22, 2009 at 9:03 am Link to this comment

Since many ignorant morons still do not believe Obama is a citizen, this was made to order the whiners like “Limbaugh” and “Fox not the news” to use as whining fuel for the imbeciles calling attention to something, anything, let’s face it they have nothing else to do.

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By Outraged, January 21, 2009 at 9:56 pm Link to this comment

This was a smart move by the Obama “camp”, and irregardless of whether Obama himself will or won’t traverse the “tightrope”, I would have done the same thing.

The current state of affairs isn’t accepting of what once would have been considered the only honorable avenue.

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