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Wednesday, January 21, 2021

another moment
Thanks to the John Roberts-Barack Obama tandem flubbing of the word “faithful” in the Presidential oath of office, the Chief Justice and President decided to err on the side of Constitutional caution by redoing the ceremony.

Of course, they just had to leave it with seedlings of doubt in the process:

This time, the scene was the White House Map Room in front of a small group of reporters, not the Capitol platform before the whole watching world…

Roberts then led Obama through the oath without any missteps. The president said he did not have his Bible with him, but that the oath was binding anyway.

So, for the conspiracy theorists, that’s two further gotchas:

- The second — and, presumably, more binding — oath taking place in private instead of publicly, thus giving the action a clandestine air;

- And no Bible for Obama this time around, meaning suspicious minds can keep the “secret Muslim” accusations on further life support.

Between all this, and the “forged” Hawaiian birth certificate, the whackjobs will have enough poli-poppycock to gnaw on well into the next four years — if not eight…

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 01/21/2009 11:49:20 PM
Category: Politics
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  1. Fuel for the Fire!

    Comment by Tommy G. — 01/22/2009 @ 08:57:47 AM

  2. Seriously, would it have been that hard to track down a Bible? Where are the Gideons when you need them? Or maybe Obama wanted there to be such doubts because it makes his opponents look pathetic and stupid.

    Comment by trumwill — 01/22/2009 @ 05:36:41 PM

  3. I’m sure W took all the house Bibles with him… And yes, wouldn’t put it past Obama to milk this — not just to make opponents look dumb, but more importantly, to use the wild goose chases to deflect attention and criticism from actual issues.

    Who’s the conspiracy theorist now? :)

    Comment by CT — 01/23/2009 @ 10:27:54 AM

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