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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:14 PM
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Jonathan Turley told Keith that two other Presidents flubbed the oath and had to retake it
He didn't say which ones.
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RayOfHope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:16 PM
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1. Chester Arthur and I forget the other one. n/t
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:17 PM
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2. At least they didn't drop the Bible!
Well, at least no one dropped the Bible. (That happened at one of Franklin Roosevelt's inaugurations).

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1202427...

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RayOfHope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:20 PM
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10. LOL! Whoops n/t
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:58 PM
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20. I did not know that! It was an old family bible in Dutch, if I recall correctly. nt
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sohndrsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:20 PM
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7. Coolidge, I believe. As stated in another post on this he simply said
"I do" rather than repeat the oath verbatim. So he took it again, repeating it.
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:17 PM
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3. I profirm not to misunderestimate the responsibil... aw, hell. Let's get Laura. She's reads good.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:17 PM by Kurt_and_Hunter
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booksenkatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:18 PM
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4. BHO didn't flub it
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:19 PM by booksenkatz
Chief Justice Ass Carrot did.
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TTUBatfan2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:20 PM
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9. Correcto-fucking-mundo!
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:20 PM by TTUBatfan2008
Dammit...the more you repeat the right wing meme that Obama flubbed it, the more you help deny the truth of the matter. Roberts fucked up and deserves reprimand for putting the President's legitimacy in any jeopardy whatsoever. He's supposed to be an expert on the Constitution. That's his entire job. And he royally fucked up.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:23 PM
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12. I second that! No more repeating right wing lies.
:patriot:
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:24 PM
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13. They both flubbed it
Roberts Flubbed it, Obama waited for him to correct himself, he did, then Obama said it the screwed up way.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:41 PM
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16. Really? 'Cause that's not what I got
out of it ..watching it being replayed a zillion times yesterday.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:46 PM
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18. Obama waited, and then said faithfully at the end like Roberts originally did.
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:18 PM
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5. I actually loved the flub.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:20 PM by liberalmuse
It was fun even though a USSC Justice ought to know the fucking oath of office better than a "muslin terrorist"! However, I could do without the asshats who really ought to read their Constitution. My god, I better not hear any shit from a Republican ever again. I'm so ready to put the first Republican fucker who dares say any shit about President Obama in his/her place.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:25 PM
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14. In my world ..it turns out it was a good thing.
The timing wasn't as good at that particular point in time for the beginning of a new presidency. Now, it has to start from today at what ever time and the Justice Roberts did us a Cosmically Ironic Favor.

Anyway that's the way a lot of people look at it :)
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:19 PM
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6. Coolidge was sworn in by a notary public (his father)
Upon learning of Warren Harding's death, Coolidge took the oath at his father's home, where Coolidge was visiting. There was some doubt as to whether or not this was legal, and he took the oath again from a federal judge the next day just to be safe.
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Lord Helmet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:20 PM
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8. better safe than sorry
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:21 PM
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11. Did they mention any Supreme Court Justices who Flubbed
it like Roberts? Just askin' since Obama didn't flub it but Roberts did and Obama spent all last night being gracious about it.

But, for once the media had it right.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:26 PM
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15. These are the guys that tell us what the Constitution means!
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."

Article 2, Section 1

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.ar...

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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:49 PM
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19. I don't think KO said who flubbed it the other two times - the pres. or the justice.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:46 PM
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17. Those who retook it predated the 20th amendment
The 20th amendment amends the constitution to say that the term of the president started at noon on 1/20 because it states that the terms of the successors begins.
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