Tuesday, January 20, 2009

First inauguration for Roberts as chief justice

WASHINGTON – Chief Justice John Roberts stumbled slightly over the 35-word constitutionally prescribed oath of office as he swore in Barack Obama as the 44th president on Tuesday, sending the new chief executive into a verbal detour of his own.

Be prepared for the pundits to discuss whether the oath was official or not because of the gaff.
Hopefully in four years he will get to give the oath again. (wink, wink)

Good luck President Obama.

1 comment:

Fritz said...

Good thing the Oath is just a ceremonial event. The president is actually officially the president before he takes the oath.
You could tell Chief Justice Roberts was nervous, that would be an exciting event to preside over.