Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama Re-Takes Oath

BNO News is reporting that President Obama re-took the oath of office around 7.00 pm on inauguration day, in response to the fluffed lines which characterised the public oath taking in Washington earlier in the day.

Although the Constitution does not require an oath to be taken, White House Counsel, Greg Craig, is quoted as saying that the re-run was made out of "an abundance of caution" following one word spoken out of sequence by the President in the morning.

The Presidential oath of office traditionally runs as follows: "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."

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1 comment:

Steve Smith said...

I think what is really interesting is that the Obama people were very aware of how the internet would be used to breed conspiracy theories around this. It's seems to be a reflection of how the internet is used a rapid, pervasive and effective (in terms of impact) form of communication.