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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:46 PM
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MSNBC: Obama retook oath of office due to Roberts being a moron
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 06:58 PM by FLDem5
"Breaking News" via David Shuster


story here:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090122/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obam...

WASHINGTON Chief Justice John Roberts has administered the presidential oath of office to Barack Obama for a second time just to be on the safe side.

The unusual step came after Roberts flubbed the oath a bit on Tuesday, causing Obama to repeat the wording differently than as prescribed in the Constitution.

White House counsel Greg Craig said Obama took the oath from Roberts again out of an "abundance of caution."

The chief justice and the president handled the matter privately in the Map Room on Wednesday night

(thanks to deminks for the link)
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:47 PM
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1. when/where was this done?
This just gets at me...I'm really angry about it...
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:48 PM
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2. sometime today
they just glossed over it. I'll update w/details as they come in
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:09 PM
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18.  At approximately 7:45 PM eastern time on January 21st
according to Wikipedia. I have no problem with it since it's not the first time.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:48 PM
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3. Alright, John. Once more, with feeling. nt
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 06:48 PM by Patsy Stone
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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:48 PM
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4. Shuster reporting. I am glad. It holds the reich wingnutters at bay.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:49 PM
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5. thanks, fixed it.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:50 PM
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6. That jackass Corsi would demand certified proof...
He'll devote a damn book to it.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:50 PM
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7. Oh thank heavens.
Now all the Reich-wing dingbats will have to STFU.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:51 PM
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8. This will come back to haunt Roberts.
And he'll go down in history as the idiot who couldn't get the one oath that's stipulated word for word in the Constitution (and a short oath to boot)

Idiocy will no longer be tolerated...
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:07 PM
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15. Yup, it will make him look bad from here on out. Wonder if it'll make him more cautious. nt
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Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:11 PM
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20. Did he try to memorize it? Why didn't he just read it?
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:51 PM
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9. I doubt Roberts messed up accidentally
I think he just wanted to bungle the one clip that news networks would have replayed over and over again for years. Because of that assclown, everyone was robbed. I'm not calling for his impeachment or anything, because that's just stupid, but I hope when Ginsberg and Souter and Stevens retire, they get replaced with a bunch of 30-year-old judges who'll sit on the bench for 60 years and outlast that joker.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:55 PM
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11. I don't think this is robbing history at all
It just makes history richer about the day Obama became President. Soon it will be a trivia question in games and history buffs will be tested about their knowledge about it. It's minor now that it was done again and correctly.

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:06 PM
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14. Wiki is on the ball
In 2009 Chief Justice John G. Roberts, while administering the oath to Barack Obama, incorrectly recited the second line, stating, "That I will . . . execute the Office of President to the United States faithfully". As Obama began to recite this line, he paused, whereby Roberts attempted to correct his mistake, but still inverted the oath's word order, reciting the word "faithfully" out of its correct place. Obama then repeated Roberts' line word for word, including the misplaced "faithfully."<6> Several constitutional lawyers have said that Obama should retake the oath as soon as possible, as Calvin Coolidge and Chester A. Arthur did under similar circumstances.<7> On January 21, 2009, Barak Obama took the oath of office a second time "out of an abundance of concern," according to the White House,<8> in spite of an earlier report that they were not planning to have him retake the oath.<9>

At approximately 7:45 PM eastern time on January 21st, President Obama re-took the oath of office in the White House.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_office_of_the_Pres...
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:58 AM
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27. Obama will get a second chance in his second term.
Maybe it won't be Roberts giving him the oath.
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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:52 PM
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10. link here
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 06:54 PM by deminks
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:57 PM
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12. thanks, added it to OP
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:58 PM
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13. Good. It takes ammo away from the howler monkeys! n/t
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:08 PM
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16. Obama Inauguration 2: Inaugurate Harder
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:09 PM by Initech
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:09 PM
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17. The BushCo legacy lives on.


An incompetent justice appointed by an incompetent pResident.


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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:14 PM
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22. From now on I'll call him: Chief Justice Brownie.
He did a heckuva job!


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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:10 PM
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19. and this time he used the Koran
not
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:12 PM
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21. so they redid a ceremonial act not needed
because Roberts flubbed up his lines in a ceremonial act not needed
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book_worm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:26 PM
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23. Typical Bush appointee. They are either crooks or incompetents.
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Lawyer From Dallas Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:28 PM
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24. Roberts is a disgrace
How can the Chief Justice screw up something so fundamental?
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:41 PM
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25. That's the only thing he had to get right that day.
Idiot!

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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:55 PM
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26. Did they forget to sprinkle salt??? I read the story and there was NO mention made of salt
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 08:00 PM by kenny blankenship
Nothing was said about the ruby slippers either!

The President-Elect tosses salt to the 4 corners of the room to uncross any conjures laid by enemies.
The Chief Justice approaches him with the turkey baster.
The Magic Words are recited in the correct order (how hard is that, John?) with the hypnotic cadence as the President-Elect clicks the heels of her/his ruby slippers.
The dwarf cuts the lamb's throat and collects the spurting blood in a pewter grail.
The President-Elect is anointed with its full contents, whereupon he offers the osculum infame to the golden statue of Baphomet.
Turn turn kick turn.
Jazz hands.
And then, but only then, you've got yourself a new President

There was nothing said about salt in that article.

When is the next do-over scheduled for?
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