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Hawaii Hiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:32 AM
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I guess Chief Justice Roberts can't accept that Obama voted "NO" on his confirmation
LOL....What a series of fuck-ups by Roberts yesterday....That was embarassing...

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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:41 AM
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1. c'mon - there was nothing intentional - as much as I don't care for his politics,
I cannot believe he would do anything intentional to embarrass the new Pres.
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davidpdx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:19 AM
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2. I agree, it wasn't intentional as some have insisted
but it was VERY embarrassing for the Chief Justice of the US to screw up so badly on national TV.
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:38 AM
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3. I agree with that - I am sure he is very embarrassed
He is very proper - and this has to be one of those "worst nightmares" for him.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:51 AM
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4. The "so help you god?" part was definitely intentional.
It's not part of the oath, and his inflection was very purposeful.
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RoadRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:12 AM
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6. Obama had already stated that he wanted that included..
and that he would say it. And, Roberts inflected it as a question for the first time in the past 12 inagurations as opposed to making it a flat statement. This was to signal that it was NOT part of the constitutional requierment.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:33 AM
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10. Perhaps true.
I hadn't considered that possibility. However, without that being substantiated, and given that Obama was the first President to be sworn in by a chief justice he voted against, I hope you might forgive me for being skeptical.
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:13 AM
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7. respectfully disagree
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:31 AM
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9. You're more than free to do so, and I respectfully accept that. (nt)
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harrison Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:56 AM
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5. I'm thinking Dr. Freud would have a field day
with Roberts stumbling over the oath.
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Hawaii Hiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:49 AM
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12. Well, not intentional but Roberts was sorta like
the high school senior who already got accepted into the college of his/her choice, then just decides to coast the rest of senior year: take days off, don't study for anymore tests, etc.....Well, Roberts just coasted thru the oath yesterday....Roberts should have spent 5-10 minutes (or a few more minutes if necessary) to prepare for delivery of the oath to Obama....Roberts' job was not a difficult one....
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:21 AM
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8. K&R
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Life Long Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:39 AM
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11. I take it no one saw Robertsons dancing immediately afterward in the hall.
Yeah, he was doing a dance and mumbling something about "getting Obama good!"

He later said he became Chief Justice just so he could he reach lifetime goal of causing Obama to lose his grace.
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mckeown1128 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:53 AM
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13. I doubt it was intentional.. he was probably just nervous. nt
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