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    Thumbs up President Obama


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    ya i didnt know you could become pres with out saying the oath it was set to a certain hr......12:00 noon est

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    lol man his nerves must be crazy he messed up on the oath

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    Quote Originally Posted by horsemen_ View Post
    lol man his nerves must be crazy he messed up on the oath


    what a guy!

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    its so quiet here.. the whole school is up in DC to march in the parade.... my internet is flying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by horsemen_ View Post
    lol man his nerves must be crazy he messed up on the oath
    Roberts seemed unsure himself.

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    Excellent Post OP, very well thought out. Not too wordy, just simple concise facts.

    Brilliant use of language as well.

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    Obama is a good speaker

    I support and give all respect to our new President for the position he holds
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    Keeping fingers crossed. It would be nice to have a president that can/will connect with the people.

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    You would've thought that one would practice that bit once or twice... Oh, and if you look at the video of it... he'll be hearing about this from his wife for years to come!
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    Got this from another forum board. Have no link to the actual news article.

    Chief Justice Fumbles

    January 20, 2009 12:45 PM

    Chief Justice John Roberts is a man who has made very few public missteps in his life -- but he appears to have made one when swearing in Barack Obama. Roberts slightly flubbed the oath, which then tripped up Obama.

    The oath is contained in the 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."
    But when Roberts swore in Obama, he flipped some of the words, saying: "I will execute the office of president to the United States faithfully."

    Here's the transcript:

    ROBERTS: Are you prepared to take the oath, Senator?
    OBAMA: I am.
    ROBERTS: I, Barack Hussein Obama...
    OBAMA: I, Barack...
    ROBERTS: ... do solemnly swear...
    OBAMA: I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear...
    ROBERTS: ... that I will execute the office of president to the United States faithfully...
    OBAMA: ... that I will execute...
    ROBERTS: ... faithfully the office of president of the United States...
    OBAMA: ... the office of president of the United States faithfully...
    ROBERTS: ... and will to the best of my ability...
    OBAMA: ... and will to the best of my ability...
    ROBERTS: ... preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
    OBAMA: ... preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
    ROBERTS: So help you God?
    OBAMA: So help me God.
    ROBERTS: Congratulations, Mr. President.

    UPDATE: It's worth pointing out that Chief Justice William Howard Taft, who had been President himself, also flubbed the oath when he was swearing in Herbert Hoover in 1929. When Taft administered the oath, he said, "preserve, maintain and defend the Constitution," instead of "preserve, PROTECT, and defend." So where Roberts flipped a couple of words, Taft substituted an entirely new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeedOfChaos View Post
    You would've thought that one would practice that bit once or twice... Oh, and if you look at the video of it... he'll be hearing about this from his wife for years to come!

    Hi Seed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Got this from another forum board. Have no link to the actual news article.
    saw that somewhere too... would have been classic had he kept repeating after what he said like he was supposed to and went along with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post

    ...formerly the omnipotent UOD

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    Quote Originally Posted by UOD View Post
    I gave a thumbs up just moments after he became President.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    its so quiet here.. the whole school is up in DC to march in the parade.... my internet is flying!

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    Would have been nice if I could have watched the swearing in instead of being interrupted by 's

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    hell yeah man..it was flyin! They were the big marching group near the end...the one CNN didn't really show and instead showed family members of MLK To be honest CNN's showing of the parade sucked ...they showed more commercials than they did groups in the parade.

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