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Who botched the Oath of Office – Obama or Justice Roberts?


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It was going so well.

It started on time. The world didn't end when Pastor Rick Warren gave the invocation. Aretha Franklin's hat didn't fly off her head, injuring thousands. Everything seemed to be on track.

Then came the Oath of Office.

No biggie

True, it wasn't that much of a big deal. Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States today and a wave of patriotism blanketed the country.

But there was one small gaffe (and oddly, it didn't occur with Vice President Biden).

The Oath of Oops

It was during the Oath of Office. There was a miscue between Supreme Court Justice John Roberts and the president-elect. Words got fumbled, there was an awkward pause, and the two men talked on top of each other.

The good news is that fisticuffs between the Harvard grads did not ensue.


Basically, it came down to the word "faithfully" and where it is mentioned during the oath.

Justice Roberts said, ""I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear [pause] that I will execute the Office of the President faithfully."


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