Obama Takes Presidential Oath -- Again

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Some are calling it the flub heard around the
world.

Because the wording was bungled during President Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony, Chief Justice John Roberts re-administered
the oath to Obama Wednesday night.

The White House counsel says Obama has been president since noon on Inauguration Day, but Greg Craig says the do-over was decided upon out of ``an abundance of caution.'' This time, the scene was
the White House Map Room in front of a small group of reporters,
not the Capitol platform.

Obama joked to reporters ``We decided that because it was so
much fun ...''

Roberts, in his black robe, asked Obama if he was ready to take the oath. Obama replied -- quote -- ``Yes, I am,'' adding ``And we're going to do it very slowly.'' Roberts then led Obama through the oath without any missteps.

Two other previous presidents have repeated the oath because of similar issues, Calvin Coolidge and Chester A. Arthur.


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