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    Presidential Inauguration - Take Two !

    Out of "an abundance of caution", Barack Obama has taken the oath of office a second time because a word was out of sequence when he was sworn in on Tuesday.

    The surprise move came after Tuesday's much-noticed stumble, when the US supreme court chief justice, John Roberts, jumbled the words, prompting Obama to follow suit.

    According to the US Constitution, the president must solemnly swear "that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States'. But on Tuesday, Obama said: "I will execute the office of president of the United States faithfully." (An unfortunate mistake).

    The White House counsel, Greg Craig, said the repeat was motivated by "an abundance of caution," and the White House insisted Obama has been president since midday on inauguration day – ignoring those who suggested that because the ceremony ran late, the country may technically have been without a president for a few minutes.

    Unlike the bungled oath – which was delivered on the Capitol Hill platform before the watching world – yesterday's repeat performance took place in the White House map room in front of a small group of reporters.

    On Tuesday, Obama was sworn in with his palm on the same velvet-covered Bible used by Lincoln in 1861, but he had no bible with him at the re-run.
    "We decided that because it was so much fun …," Obama joked to reporters. No TV camera crews or news photographers were allowed in.

    After Roberts put on his black robe, he said: "Are you ready to take the oath?" "Yes, I am," said Obama. "And we're going to do it very slowly."
    Roberts then led Obama through the oath without any mistakes.

    Obama is not the first president to retake the oath of office, according to the Yale law professor Akhil Reed Amar. At least two other presidents, Calvin Coolidge and Chester Arthur, had to after questions were raised.
    Amar told the LA Times: "It puts to rest all the doubts … We lawyers are cautious folks."

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009...h-inauguration
    Last edited by Robert Newman; Jan-22-2009 at 19:38.

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    And this subject was even carried on Fox News. (Whether that gives it more credibility............LOL !)


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    Last edited by Robert Newman; Jan-22-2009 at 21:03.

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    Thats interesting - did not know that
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    Boy, what the news media can do to make a mountain out of a molehill. Assuming Roberts will still be the CJ four years from now, I'll bet that won't happen again. And we can probably assume it will be the same two standing there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dll927 View Post
    Boy, what the news media can do to make a mountain out of a molehill.
    Agreed ... "Let he [or she] who has not sinned cast the first stone!" comes to mind
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    Time will tell where the great US Constitution goes from here and who will really defend and uphold it. I firmly believe and see a great deal of evidence that many are incapable of admitting it's under direct threat, from within. And has been ever since the Patriot Act. But since Congress knows better than the American people on everything, does it matter ? The mere change of figureheads and the shifting around of furniture (including the reappointment of failed personnel from previous administrations) is not exactly inspiring, is it ? Now that the show biz election is over let's see what the Constitution really means to this administration.
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    And you think that Obama is more of a threat to the Constitution than Bush 2 or Reagan? Give me a break, please!
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    Presidential Inauguration

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Newman View Post
    Out of "an abundance of caution", Barack Obama has taken the oath of office a second time because a word was out of sequence when he was sworn in on Tuesday.

    The surprise move came after Tuesday's much-noticed stumble, when the US supreme court chief justice, John Roberts, jumbled the words, prompting Obama to follow suit.

    According to the US Constitution, the president must solemnly swear "that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States'. But on Tuesday, Obama said: "I will execute the office of president of the United States faithfully." (An unfortunate mistake).

    The White House counsel, Greg Craig, said the repeat was motivated by "an abundance of caution," and the White House insisted Obama has been president since midday on inauguration day – ignoring those who suggested that because the ceremony ran late, the country may technically have been without a president for a few minutes.

    Unlike the bungled oath – which was delivered on the Capitol Hill platform before the watching world – yesterday's repeat performance took place in the White House map room in front of a small group of reporters.

    On Tuesday, Obama was sworn in with his palm on the same velvet-covered Bible used by Lincoln in 1861, but he had no bible with him at the re-run.
    "We decided that because it was so much fun …," Obama joked to reporters. No TV camera crews or news photographers were allowed in.

    After Roberts put on his black robe, he said: "Are you ready to take the oath?" "Yes, I am," said Obama. "And we're going to do it very slowly."
    Roberts then led Obama through the oath without any mistakes.

    Obama is not the first president to retake the oath of office, according to the Yale law professor Akhil Reed Amar. At least two other presidents, Calvin Coolidge and Chester Arthur, had to after questions were raised.
    Amar told the LA Times: "It puts to rest all the doubts … We lawyers are cautious folks."

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009...h-inauguration
    And what exactly is your point? Do you infer some kind of looming "threat"--implicit or otherwise--by these "do overs"? If not, then "where's the beef?''
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    Quote Originally Posted by white knight View Post
    And what exactly is your point? Do you infer some kind of looming "threat"--implicit or otherwise--by these "do overs"? If not, then "where's the beef?''
    Admin Note: Don't expect a reply from the person you quoted in the above posting ... Robert Newman was banned from this forum almost two years ago .
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    Hi Lars, thanks for the heads up on this person; I was sort of wondering why he hasn't posted in a couple of years. I just came across some of his posts while going thru the various forums recently. Are you allowed to comment on why he was banned? Anyway, thanx again. wk
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    You're welcome wk

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