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Bradley in DC
01-21-2009, 07:28 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090122/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama_oath_do_over

Obama takes presidential oath again

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.

DAFTEK
01-21-2009, 07:30 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_CSUPQ7EpU_4/SLeaQMnFcKI/AAAAAAAAa2A/XLvhjyTpvrc/S1600-R/obama2f+masood.jpg

MRoCkEd
01-21-2009, 07:30 PM
Let's invade Iraq again - but this time with a declaration of war from congress.

Bruno
01-21-2009, 07:31 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090122/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama_oath_do_over

Obama takes presidential oath again

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.

Was a Koran used the second time? Lol. jk, jk. (mostly) ;)

decatren
01-21-2009, 07:43 PM
dejavu? its a glitch in the system! watch out for the agent smith! :eek:

constitutional
01-21-2009, 07:44 PM
What a noob, like he's going to faithfully execute the office of president.

Matt Collins
01-21-2009, 07:57 PM
WASHINGTON - After the flub heard around the world, President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office. Again. Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the oath to Obama on Wednesday night at the White House — a rare do-over.

The surprise moment came in response to Tuesday's much-noticed stumble, when Roberts got the words of the oath a little off, which prompted Obama to do so, too.

Don't worry, the White House says: Obama has still been president since noon on Inauguration Day.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28780417/

http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/090120-roberts-hmed-10a.hmedium.jpg

Matt Collins
01-21-2009, 07:59 PM
If they redid the oath, that means that someone educated thought it was serious enough that he didn't do it to begin with.

So does he become the president before the oath is taken regardless of whether or not he takes the oath? :confused:

Matt Collins
01-21-2009, 08:02 PM
Article 2, Section 1, Clause 8 of the Constitution states:
"Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:



"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."

Matt Collins
01-21-2009, 08:02 PM
Two other previous presidents have repeated the oath because of similar issues, Calvin Coolidge and Chester A. Arthur.

Matt Collins
01-21-2009, 08:03 PM
So have all of the actions he signed yesterday immediately after the inauguration been null? :confused:

Bradley in DC
01-21-2009, 09:08 PM
SCOTUS blog on it:

http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/commentary-was-obamas-oath-valid/

zach
01-21-2009, 09:14 PM
That whole event was just weird.

Roxi
01-21-2009, 09:32 PM
Article 2, Section 1, Clause 8 of the Constitution states:
"Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:



"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."


yes but the 20th amendment changed that... it states the president takes office at exactly noon on january 20th, oath or no oath.

many presidents have not actually repeated the oath at all, instead just saying "I do" at the end

Matt Collins
01-21-2009, 10:19 PM
yes but the 20th amendment changed that... it states the president takes office at exactly noon on january 20th, oath or no oath.That would seem like a legal conundrum wouldn't it? :confused:

ingrid
01-21-2009, 10:22 PM
It's interesting how all the articles blame the judge for messing up, but Obama was the one who threw him off track, by not waiting for him to finish his sentance.

Matt Collins
01-21-2009, 10:28 PM
It's interesting how all the articles blame the judge for messing up, but Obama was the one who threw him off track, by not waiting for him to finish his sentance.I think they both screwed up. The justice was going to slow and B.O. was wanting to go too fast. It's like talking on the telephone and you and the other person don't have the rhythm of the conversation matched.

lynnf
01-22-2009, 07:42 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090122/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama_oath_do_over

Obama takes presidential oath again

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.


so why doesn't he exercise an "abundance of caution" and release the long form of his true birth certificate? we think we know why....

strange that they would go so far on this but not on the bc question...

lynn