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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:04 AM
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A reminder to any freepers and trolls trying to make an issue out of the "oath blooper"
The Oath of Office is actually merely a symbolic gesture. Barack Hussein Obama became president at 12 noon on January 20th. He actually held the office(by my count)for at least three minutes before the swearing-in occurred. But he was president in any case, and would have assumed the office even if the Chief Justice had refused to administer the oath and instead stripped off his robe and his pants while skipping away from the podium singing the theme to "H.R. Pufinstuff"(not that anyone needed that image, I realize, but the point had to be made).

The fumble in the oath no more invalidated President Obama's assumption of office than getting the giggles and stumbling over your wedding vows would invalidate your marriage.

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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:07 AM
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1. You Know, Sir, That 'Puffinstuff' Business Would Have Really Capped the Day....
And given President Obama a chance to appoint a new Chief Justice....
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:12 AM
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3. It's the least I can do for my country.
n/t.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:10 AM
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2. Brian Willams actually made that observation when the oath took a bit more than a minute to start.
He basically said "Obama, at this moment, has officially become the POTUS." The oath hadn't even started yet and I was slightly dumbfounded, but then he explained the 12 noon thing.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:15 AM
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5. and that was the moment i burst into tears of joy and relief. when he said that. n/t
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:07 AM
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4. Absolutely. To say otherwise would give the CJ the power to refuse to
swear in the elected President. No way does the Constitution contemplate giving the CJ that power.


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