Y’know, with all the fools out there trying to deny that President Obama is the duly elected President of the United States, it doesn’t surprise me that they did a do-over just to be on the safe side:
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.
Nevertheless, Obama and Roberts went through the drill again out of what White House counsel Greg Craig called “an abundance of caution.”
Ha! An “abundance of caution”! You mean, they knew Michael Steele and Ken Blackwell were conferring about planning their suits five seconds after the mistake was made.