It was going so well.
Then came the Oath of Office.
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."
The oath is supposed to read, "I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of the President."
How did the president-elect react?
Well, he followed Roberts's lead for a few words before seeming to realize that Roberts botched it. Ever cool, the president-elect stopped and nodded as if to say, "try again."
The justice gave it another shot. Obama voiced whatever he could to get Roberts back on track and the ceremony concluded.
All's well that ends well, right? You would think so. There is likely no hard feelings between the two -- at least for today's incident that is.
But in the past, there was a little friction. Back in 2005, then Senator Obama voted against Roberts's confirmation to the Supreme Court.