president barack obama took the oath of office for the second time today.
as cnn reports (and because it's too late for me to write the whole story myself):
The second oath -- also administered by Roberts -- took place at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday in the White House's Map Room. Roberts asked Obama whether he was ready.i'm certain no president in history has had to take the oath a second time within a day of taking it the first time.....
"I am, and we're going to do it very slowly," Obama replied.
The do-over was aimed at dispelling any confusion that might arise from Tuesday's take -- in which "faithfully" was said out of sequence -- and erase any question that Obama is legally the president.
However, per the Constitution, Obama became president at noon Tuesday without taking the oath.
"We believe that the oath of office was administered effectively and that the president was sworn in appropriately yesterday," White House counsel Greg Craig said Wednesday in a written statement.
"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," the statement read.
do you think obama having voted against roberts' confirmation for the supreme court had anything to do with it?
who knows? well, at least we have that out of the way....
onward and upward!