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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 12:42 AM

Roberts to swear in Obama; Sotomayor to give oath to Biden


Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will again administer the oath of office to President Barack Obama during his second inauguration this month, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced on Friday.

Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will take the oath officially on Sunday, Jan. 20 and again on Jan. 21 in a ceremonial swearing-in at the Capitol. Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be the fourth woman to administer the oath when she swears in the vice president, the committee said.

“I will be honored to again stand on the Inaugural platform and take part in this important American tradition,” Obama said in a statement.

“I believed strongly that she would make a great Justice, and it was one of the greatest pleasures of my career to be involved in her selection to the Court,” Biden said. “Above all, I’m happy for the chance to be sworn in by a friend – and someone I know will continue to do great things.”

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http://www.politico.com/politico44/2013/01/roberts-to-swear-in-obama-sotomayor-gives-oath-to-153340.html



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Reply Roberts to swear in Obama; Sotomayor to give oath to Biden (Original post)
Tx4obama Jan 2013 OP
Historic NY Jan 2013 #1
Jenoch Jan 2013 #6
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2013 #13
Jenoch Jan 2013 #15
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2013 #2
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2013 #5
Drunken Irishman Jan 2013 #4
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2013 #7
Shrek Jan 2013 #8
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #17
CBHagman Jan 2013 #9
blaze Jan 2013 #10
Aristus Jan 2013 #11
Ter Jan 2013 #21
davidpdx Jan 2013 #12
bigdarryl Jan 2013 #14
Jennicut Jan 2013 #16
CTyankee Jan 2013 #18
Jennicut Jan 2013 #19
CTyankee Jan 2013 #20

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 12:47 AM

1. I hope Roberts practices..

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:23 AM

6. I hope that Roberts has it written

in a script instead of doing it from memory. Not to defend Roberts, but it is possible that he was thrown off his game when then president-elect Obama first interrupted him as the justice was giving the oath.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:48 AM

13. No. Obama did it right. Roberts was supposed to wait for his response, then continue.

That administration of the oath was totally botched by Roberts.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:57 AM

15. Ues, Roberts bothched it, but Obama did not wait for him to be done with the first part.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 12:48 AM

2. Can't wait to see it!

I don't remember from the first inaugural....did someone else swear in Biden? Funny that I don't remember...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:15 AM

3. In 2009...


Biden is sworn into office by Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, January 20, 2009




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_biden

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:23 AM

5. Thanks for the link!

I am surprised I didn't remember that...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:19 AM

4. Don't fuck it up again, Johnny Boy.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:06 AM

7. Beat me to nearly that exact phrase

"Don't fuck it up this time."



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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:47 AM

8. Just out of pointless, idle curiosity

I wonder why there would be any need to take the oath of office again.

They already did so in 2009, so unless they renounced wouldn't that oath still be effective?

(As far as I know the oath contains no time limit or expiration date).

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Response to Shrek (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:06 PM

17. Because the U.S. Constitution says they have to



More info here...
Oath of office of the President of the United States
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_office_of_the_President_of_the_United_States



Just like The President the U.S. Senators and the U.S. House Representatives also have to be sworn in and take an oath each time they start a new term after an election.

When one term ends then it is a whole new ball game and they have to start off from scratch by taking the oath to cover their new term.



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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:15 AM

9. Yay!

I'm so pleased to hear about Sotomayor.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:20 AM

10. Sotomayor will swear in Biden?

I did not know that.

Pretty cool.

And really looking forward to the pics!!!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 12:38 PM

11. Hey, Roberts! Get it right this time, you brainless dickbag!

10 out of 10 for your decision in favor of health care reform, but what have you done for us lately?

It's a simple, easily memorized phrase that someone in your job has to recite only once every four years. Show some fucking competence, or take off those cockamamie gold stripes!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:36 PM

21. Gold stripes?

 

No one has worn the gold stripes since Rehnquist died. However, Roberts should wear them. I have to admit I always thought it was cool when the Chief Justice dresses differently.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:30 AM

12. I think we should have a pool as to how many sentences Roberts will screw up this time

He would be better off with a mob and a bucket in a mall than a Supreme Court Justice.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:02 AM

14. Roberts will try and fuck it up again on purpose

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:01 PM

16. Sotomayor will be only the 4th woman to swear in a President or Vice President.

She will also be the first Hispanic to do so. Great pick by our Vice President!

Hopefully John Roberts brings a card with the oath written on it with his this time.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:23 AM

18. I'm blanking on who else but Judge Sarah Hughes on AFOne after JFK was assassinated.

Sounds like a Jeopardy question...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:27 AM

19. I found it:

Three women have previously sworn-in presidents and vice presidents: Judge Sarah T. Hughes swore-in President Johnson in 1963; Justice Sandra Day O’Connor swore-in Vice President Dan Quayle in 1989; and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg swore-in Vice President Al Gore in 1997.

I should have remembered Ginsburg. I don't think I paid any attention to the inauguration in '89, I was 12! But in '97 I was home from college and watched it with my parents.

http://blogs.mcclatchydc.com/washington/2013/01/sotomayor-to-swear-in-biden-first-hispanic-justice-to-administer-oath-.html#storylink=cpy

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:29 AM

20. I was wondering about O'Connor since we've had more republicans elected in the last 30 years

or so. I had forgotten about Ginsburg swearing in Gore as VP...

Thanks!

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