Well, that didn’t take long. Barack Obama and Supreme Court Justice Roberts mangled and shredded the oath of office. It looks like Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts forgot the words first. The blank look on Barack’s face was not reassuring. Both recovered and President Obama finished the oath.
So what did you think about the speech. It was pedestrian in general but he made a very good point that we are not going to let the fear of terrorism be an excuse for suspending the Constitution. That was very good.
So, do you agree with Asif Mandvi from the Daily Show?
So what did you think?
Robert’s clearly screwed the pooch first. Here’s what he was supposed to say:
Each president recites the following oath, in accordance with Article II, Section I of the U.S. Constitution:
“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.”
He put “faithfully” in the wrong place. Maybe Barack knew something when he voted against Roberts for the job of Chief Justice. Then again all Barack had to do was repeat the words. Too tough?