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marketcrazy1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:37 PM
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Obama Took the Oath a Second Time
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama Took the Oath a Second Time

As for the messed-up oath at the inauguration yesterday, some observers said that right-wing nuts would be hinting darkly that Obama wasn't really president because he had not taken the constitutionally-mandated oath as written. Now, it turns out that reasonable people believed there was a potential problem and Obama did, in fact, take the oath a second time. From White House counsel Greg Craig:

We believe that the oath of office was administered effectively and that the President was sworn in appropriately yesterday. But the oath appears in the Constitution itself. And out of an abundance of caution, because there was one word out of sequence, Chief Justice Roberts administered the oath a second time.

01/21 08:10 PM ----- WELL THAT SETTLES THAT!!
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:39 PM
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1. I'm sad because he took it on the Lincoln bible, and Roberts was too arrogant...
to read it or bother memorizing it. Now I'm angry at him again. Fuck him. Typical asshat, worthless fucking Republican. This was President Obama's moment, and he totally fucked it up. :(
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marketcrazy1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:43 PM
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2. at least
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:45 PM by marketcrazy1
our new president has the common sense, prudence and good judgment to do it right... http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NWNmNDE3YjVhMj...
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:44 PM
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3. Thanks for this news. Is there a link?
I thought when it happened that they should just start over and do it right. Cannot for the life of me understand why Robert didn't just bring a sheet of paper with the words on it. Too much of a cowboy I guess.
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WillieW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:46 PM
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4. here is a link. That should silence the cynics
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:48 PM by WillieW
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:47 PM
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5. What a meany Obama is!
If he'd let it go, he'd have given FReaks grist for a tinfoil hat thread or three a day for the next four years. Oh well, they still have their birth certificate crap.
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