After yesterday’s bumbling, the Chief Justice re-administered the Oath of Office to President (-Elect?) Obama this evening. The Constitution is very clear about the importance of the Presidential Oath of Office (“Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation:–“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”). I am glad to hear it’s official.
President Obama took the oath of office — again — on Wednesday, out of an abundance of caution, a White House official said.
“We believe that the oath of office was administered effectively and that the president was sworn in appropriately yesterday. But the oath appears in the Constitution itself. And out of an abundance of caution, because there was one word out of sequence, Chief Justice Roberts administered the oath a second time,” said White House Counsel Greg Craig in a statement early Wednesday night.