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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:00 PM
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Oath mistake question.
What was supposed to be said instead of; "...that I will execute the office of the President to the United States faithfully..."?
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vixengrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:04 PM
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1. "...I will *faithfully* execute..."
Not a big difference. I think Roberts just got tongue-tied since this was his first Inauguration and there were a lot of eyes on him.
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:06 PM
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4. So, to avoid even more awkawrdness, Obama went along with Roberts new version?
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vixengrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:09 PM
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8. "Go with the flow" I guess.
It doesn't change the intent of the oath--he's still supposed to do his job "faithfully"--which I take to mean, according to the Rule of Law and according to the Constitution. Which compared to that last guy we had... :) I don't think it's sufficient to invalidate the oath if the words are out of order: I understand there's a law that made him President high noon EST 1/20/09 come hell or highwater, oath or no.
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:12 PM
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10. Go with the flow was probably the best way to go here.
I am glad that he was willing to bend.
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:04 PM
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2. google is your friend
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:06 PM
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5. But not my only friend.
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:05 PM
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3. I believe it's meant to be ...
"... that I will faithfully execute the office ...", rather than "faithfully" coming at the end.

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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:12 PM
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11. Oh my gosh
Ending a sentence with an adverb. That Roberts! :spank:
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:21 PM
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12. Isn't that ground for impeachment?
Seems it should be ...
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targetpractice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:07 PM
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6. "Faithfully" is misplaced and "to" should be "of"
"I will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States."
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:09 PM
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7. Thanks everyone! I was a little confused. nt
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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:11 PM
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9. Once in a while Supreme Court Justices get it wrong.
Or so I've seen.

For some reason the Justices on the right are like their political allies and can't speak in coherent sentences.




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