Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama Enjoys Swearing (In) So Much, Does it For Second Time In Private

After yesterday's bungled swearing in ceremony, Obama was sworn in repeatedly in the privacy of the White House today at 7:35 pm due to a misplaced adverb. At yesterday’s inauguration ceremony Roberts misstated the oath as “execute the office of president of the United States faithfully” and Obama followed suit.

The Constitution requires presidents to take the following oath: “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.”

Obama's spokesman Robert Gibbs said the decision to reswear Obama was taking out "an abundance of caution, because there was one word out of sequence."

The market anticipated this apparently, and decided to have a proper Obama rally, unlike the failed one yesterday.
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Anonymous said...

Who cares how he said it, there's more things to worry about than speech infidelities. Get the man in his seat and let him fix the freaking country!