Wednesday, January 21, 2009

There ARE Do-overs, Presidential Oath Of Office Edition

Yes, the silly season is still in full force:
Obama Takes His Oath of Office Again

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.

Well I’m sure that’s a huge relief to the tinfoil-hat conspiracy theorists who have been up all night worred about yesterday’s constitutional crisis.

Okay, now that we’ve corrected Roberts’ fuck-up can we get on with more important things?