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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:57 PM
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Some Presidents simply replied "I Do" & not recited entire Oath. Also, Obama's not the 1st to repeat
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 06:58 PM by cryingshame
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President Calvin Coolidge was sworn into office on Aug. 3, 1923 by his father, John C. Coolidge, a notary public. Then-Vice President Calvin Coolidge was visiting his fathers home in Plymouth, Vermont when he learned of President Warren G. Hardings death. Calvin Coolidge simply allowed his dad the honor of swearing him into office, post haste. In fact, the ceremony took place at 2:47 in the morning and then, following the administration of the oath, President Coolidge went back to bed.

For the sake of appearances, Coolidge retook the oath the next day, with the Chief Justice of the Washington, DC District Court serving as the officiant.
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sohndrsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:01 PM
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1. thanks for the info. I'm so curious about the firestorm over this. n/t
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:37 PM
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2. Very interesting.
You got me wondering if LBJ ever repeated his swearing-in aboard Air Force One, with a Supreme afterwards. I couldn't remember, and it doesn't appear that he did. It wasn't public, so I guess we have to take it on trust that the words weren't fumbled.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_B._Johnson_1963_pre...
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:40 PM
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3. Yep - the entire oath was phrased as a question and they replied "I do"
Sometimes they repeated the whole thing back, not one line at a time back and forth.
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