Thank you Chief Justice Roberts and Prs. Obama!

@ParaTed2k (21787)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
January 21, 2009 7:25pm CST
Because of the "flubs" when Prs. Obama took the oath of office, Chief Justice Roberts decide to be on the safe side and re-administer the oath to Prs. Obama. I thank both of them for showing this kind of respect for the US Constitution and the Office of the President of the United States. It probably wasn't required of them, but to me, that makes me appreciate what they did even more. It should still be considered the first "Obamaism" of his new administration, but now it can be seen as most "Presidentisms" should be seen... good natured comedy. Thanks again Chief Justice Roberts and Prs. Obama.
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@StarBright (2799)
• United States
22 Jan 09
It did add something to remember, didn't it? It gave us all a chuckle. Without that stumble, we would have forgotten it and we would not have remembered any of the lines of the oath. That little human touch was great. Later when Vice President Biden administered the oath to the White House Staff he made reference to it and added a little light humor to that ceremony as well. I am really liking this administration.
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@ParaTed2k (21787)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
22 Jan 09
It isn't something that's supposed to be laughed at. Not everything is supposed to be entertaining.
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• United States
22 Jan 09
Humor and sadness turn up in the strangest places sometimes. Unless you're a comedian you don't have control over it so the best thing to do is lighten up.
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@anniepa (27246)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I'm liking this Administration too. I think people are going to be shocked at the difference between our former V.P. and our current one. I don't mean this as an attack against Cheney even though most people here know my feelings about him, I'm just making an honest comparison about their styles and their brands of humor. Annie
@murderistic (2279)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Well, it's good that they did that. I was surprised at his oath of office, I don't know if he was nervous or what, but that all seemed to go away when he made his speech.
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@ParaTed2k (21787)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
22 Jan 09
True, it should just be chalked up to nerves. Nothing to base an opinion of either man, one way or another.
@lvaldean (1612)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Did you know that he is the third president to retake the oath? For similar reasons in fact. Chester Arther, 21st President Calvin Coolidge, 30th President And just because I know this will make you happy, President Obama made a mistake yesterday in his speech. While there have indeed been 44 Presidents, there have actually only been 43 men who have served in this role. The reason for this difference in the numbers is that Grover Cleveland was both the 22nd and the 24th President of the United States, between his two terms Benjamin Harrison served.
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@ParaTed2k (21787)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
22 Jan 09
Thanks for the info, and good catch!
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
22 Jan 09
Probably trying to avoid any sticky business down the road. There was somuch controversy raised over his eligability in some circles, I guess they figured why have this shadow hanging over hitngs. I am gald to see it though, it at least demonstrated a respect for constitutional proceedure.
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@anniepa (27246)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Thank YOU for posting this, Ted. I thought of you the minute I heard they had taken the oath over. I also heard a replay of when they took it on Tuesday and I don't think they did get it exactly right, which I didn't remember for sure when I responded to your original post about this, so I'm also glad they did it again so there can be no questions about it. Good for you for giving both men credit where it's due! Annie
@ParaTed2k (21787)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
22 Jan 09
Thanks, I've said I'll give Obama credit when I think it's due. I don't hate Obama at all, I just disagree with his vision of what government should be in a free society.
@ParaTed2k (21787)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
22 Jan 09
To tell you the truth, a lot of his supporters scare me more than his policies do.