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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:02 PM
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Obama Takes Presidential Oath Again After Stumble (Put it to bed)
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 09:07 PM by tekisui
Source: AP

WASHINGTON After the flub heard around the world, President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office. Again. Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the oath to Obama on Wednesday night at the White House a rare do-over. The surprise moment came in response to Tuesday's much-noticed stumble, when Roberts got the words of the oath a little off, which prompted Obama to do so, too.

Don't worry, the White House says: Obama has still been president since noon on Inauguration Day.

Nevertheless, Obama and Roberts went through the drill again out of what White House counsel Greg Craig called "an abundance of caution."

This time, the scene was the White House Map Room in front of a small group of reporters, not the Capitol platform before the whole watching world.

"We decided that because it was so much fun ...," Obama joked to reporters who followed press secretary Robert Gibbs into the room. No TV camera crews or news photographers were allowed in. A few of Obama's closest aides were there, along with a White House photographer.

Roberts put on his black robe.

more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090122/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obam...
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:04 PM
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1. "An abundance of caution" is prudent when dealing with Bushies.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:05 PM
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4. Another thing I like about Obama:
He just takes care of business, and doesn't miss a beat. People are gonna moan about, he takes care of it. It is no longer an issue.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:07 PM
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6. Yep - he crosses his t's, dots his i's, and gets on with it.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:05 PM
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2. Good. Now maybe people can move on...
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Hansel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:13 PM
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13. Uh uh. Now they will say that everything he signed today
is illegitimate. The RW will be taking him to court if anyone acts on it. He better resign everything too. Just to be extra extra sure. Even though he could have recited Dr. Suess's Green Eggs and Ham instead of the oath and still be the president once it hit 12 noon on Jan 20.

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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:05 PM
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3. President Obama is a tad superstitious.
He did it for himself rather than for the fucking crazies like Chris Wallace.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:06 PM
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5. Whatever the reason, they can STFU now.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:08 PM
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7. Until they come up with something even nuttier! :)
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:16 PM
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8. Where were they when chimpy wiped his ass with the Constitution?
:shrug:

It's gonna be a fun 8 years.
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:18 PM
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9. Let's keep them out of power so they can remain the jokes they are. nt
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:27 PM
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10. Validating the "concerns" of fools only invites more foolishness...
But whatever, it's done.

For now.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:55 PM
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11. I'm glad he redid it..in fact I was
hoping there would be a reason that he would take it after 12:30pm yesterday.. And, it happened~!
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:00 PM
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12. I bet the rightwing loser jerkoffs are REALLY disappointed.
Redstone
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