Thursday, January 22, 2009

Inauguration re-do

The White House Map Room

In what should comes as no surprise to folks who watched the inauguration Tuesday, the White House in an "abundance of caution" had Chief Justice Roberts re-administer the presidential oath of office to President Barack Obama yesterday behind closed doors in the White House Map Room. Chief Justice Roberts had a tongue-tied moment in front of the crowds at the Capitol Tuesday. Roberts stumbled and messed up the wording of oath the second time he spoke. Obama tried to indicate that to Roberts with a little head nod, like hey, repeat that, properly. Roberts didn't follow, then seemed to and leaped back in, the results were that the word faithfully was misplaced. So yesterday, behind closed doors at the White House, Roberts and Obama did it again, with all the words, no mumbles and no crosstalk.

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