This is one of those amazing political moments, that will provide presidential trivia in the future. There was some concern that conservatives would try to make mischief out of the slip-up made yesterday, caused by Chief Justice Roberts when the oath was ‘scrambled’.
President Obama retook his oath of office Wednesday after Chief Justice John Roberts flubbed while delivering it at Tuesday’s inauguration.
Roberts administered the oath the second time as well, according to the White House
The move was aimed at dispelling any confusion that might arise from Tuesday’s take and erase any question that Obama is legally the president.
Roberts made no comment on becoming tongue-tied Tuesday.
Mr. Obama and Mr. Roberts stood in the Map Room of the White House at 7:35 p.m. and recited the oath before a small group of advisers and a handful of reporters.
Robert Gibbs, a spokesman for the White House, said the oath was re-administered out of an “abundance of caution” because a couple of words were out of place on Tuesday. The White House Counsel’s office thought the original oath was proper, Mr. Gibbs said, but Mr. Obama did a second oath anyway.
After the event was over Barack Obama was received by applasue and then said, “The bad news for the (press) pool is there’s 12 more balls.”