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Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:54 AM

It's nice that the President is letting Justice Roberts do the oath in private

in case Roberts screws up again

In 2009, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, while administering the oath to Barack Obama, incorrectly recited part of the oath. Roberts prompted, "That I will execute the Office of President to the United States faithfully." Obama stopped at "execute," and waited for Roberts to correct himself. Roberts, after a false start, then followed Obama's "execute" with "faithfully", which results in "execute faithfully," which is also incorrect. Obama then repeated Roberts' initial, incorrect prompt, with the word "faithfully" after "United States." The oath was re-administered the next day by Roberts at the White House


The oath of office of the President of the United States is an oath or affirmation required by the United States Constitution before the President begins the execution of the office. The wording is specified in Article Two, Section One, Clause Eight:


Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:--"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

"So help me God"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_office_of_the_President_of_the_United_States

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Reply It's nice that the President is letting Justice Roberts do the oath in private (Original post)
underpants Jan 2013 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2013 #1
ashling Jan 2013 #5
Lil Missy Jan 2013 #2
Historic NY Jan 2013 #3
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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:59 AM

1. Live national television isn't exactly "private."

And it was done in the Oval Office today to make it "official" because today is the 20th, but will be done again at the big ceremony, which will be held tomorrow because today is Sunday. Or something like that. But there was nothing private about today's swearing in (which Roberts got right this time).

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:16 PM

5. Obam will join FDR

as the only other president to be sworn in 4 times

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:10 PM

2. Roberts read from a script this time.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:14 PM

3. Required by law on the 20th day by noon....

thats the only reason and its Sunday.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:16 PM

4. That way he can get his practice in for tomorrow. Making sure he can read well.

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