發文作者:kahoo | 一月 22, 2009

Obama retakes oath of office after Roberts’ mistake


WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Obama retook his oath of office Wednesday after Chief Justice John Roberts flubbed while delivering it at Tuesday’s inauguration.

The second oath — also administered by Roberts — took place at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday in the White House’s Map Room. Roberts asked Obama whether he was ready.

“I am, and we’re going to do it very slowly," Obama replied.

The do-over was aimed at dispelling any confusion that might arise from Tuesday’s take — in which “faithfully" was said out of sequence — and erase any question that Obama is legally the president.

However, per the Constitution, Obama became president at noon Tuesday without taking the oath.

“We believe that the oath of office was administered effectively and that the president was sworn in appropriately yesterday," White House counsel Greg Craig said Wednesday in a written statement.

“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," the statement read.

On Tuesday, Roberts, apparently working without a copy of the oath handy on the Capitol steps, started out by reciting a six-word phrase, but Obama broke in halfway through and repeated the first three.

That seemed to throw the chief justice off stride, and he proceeded to mix up the order of the words in the next phrase.

The Constitution sets out the language that should be used in the oath: “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."

Roberts moved the word “faithfully" back nine spots, and used “to" instead of “of." That threw the president off base, and he smiled and paused to collect his thoughts, then decided to follow Roberts’ lead.

But the chief justice at the same time attempted to correct himself.

Here’s how Tuesday’s oath went:

Roberts: … that I will execute the office of president to the United States faithfully …

Obama: … that I will execute …

Roberts: … the off — faithfully the pres — the office of president of the United States …

Obama (at the same time): … the office of president of the United States faithfully …

The two got the rest correct, including the nonobligatory “So help you God?" “So help me God."

Reporters, bloggers and others weighed in on the flub. The New York Post offered this headline: “Roberts is the Oaf of Office."

A Washington Post reader complained in a letter to the editor: “What could have been a moment for the ages was marred by Mr. Roberts’ thoughtlessness. News outlets will report that the first words of our new president were “confused." Whether through design or an amazing lack of preparation, Justice Roberts’s behavior was a disgrace."

And Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said: “We’re wondering here whether or not Barack Obama in fact is the president of the United States. They had a kind of garbled oath. It’s just conceivable that this will end up going to the courts."

In a congressional luncheon after Tuesday’s swear-in, Roberts and Obama exchanged words, and the chief justice appeared to tell the president, “It was my fault."

Before Wednesday’s do-over at the White House, Obama, waiting on a couch, joked that “we decided it was so much fun … "

Though a Bible was used in Tuesday’s oath, one was not used for Wednesday’s.

After a flawless recitation, Roberts smiled and said, “Congratulations again."

“Thank you, sir," the president replied. After a smattering of applause, Obama quipped that “the bad news for the [press] pool is there’s 12 more balls."

Roberts has made no public comment on becoming tongue-tied Tuesday.



  1. 首席大法官羅伯茨有心整蠱奧巴馬?

  2. On Wednesday, even Vice President Joe Biden—no stranger to awkward public-speakingmoments—took a shot at Chief Justice John Roberts for bungling the presidential oath of office.

    As Biden was preparing to swear in a new batch of White House staffers, he joked: “My memory is not as good as Justice Roberts’, Chief Justice Roberts’."

    There were other unkind cuts, including the nickname given by the New York Post in its inaugural coverage: “Oaf of Office."

  3. 好蝦碌, 好瘀!

  4. No way. Obama couldn’t follow. I wonder if he did the same with his wedding vow.

  5. Barack Obama, The Second Black US President In History


  6. The Liberals did not pick up all the garbage again. Tell them to forget about running for Prime Minister. You can’t take care of your own riding, you can’t take care of the whole country.

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    What makes u say that?

  8. “Though a Bible was used in Tuesday’s oath, one was not used for Wednesday’s."

    Again, now which God?

  9. So help me, 曾凸首 and 25 God

  10. By: Zoe on January 22, 2009
    at 10:20 am


  11. Again, now which God?

    假苦稱得為獨一真神,超過兩位的,我想這不能叫作( 神),不然就滿天神佛,這是人的精神副產品l

  12. 烈焰紅唇姐:

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  13. By: Zoe on January 22, 2009
    at 10:15 am


  14. 所以半精神病啲人思維好似醒目啲。

  15. Again, now which God?


  16. 廢柴唔會容納對台人, 佢點對待「三位阿姐」就知道廢柴最鍾意係用吊鹽水手段嚟控制異己, 25兩公婆肯定唔係佢哋自己人.

  17. 25公好似好醒目, 所以佢係半精神病人?

  18. 囍帖街之 9 up 篇


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  22. 25冚旗之日會早好多, 廢柴好唔鍾意蝕本貨.

  23. I think Kahoo better stay put in HK. We are in recession here. Nothing is more secure than a teaching job at a time like this.

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  25. 冇猩賭撐住, 冇雞瘟.

  26. Comment# 25

    二五: 早唞.

  27. 問題是廢柴可能蝕錢比雞瘟多

  28. 冇猩賭撐住, 冇雞瘟.


  29. 面子問題, 二奶雞瘟永遠係蝕本貨.

  30. 各網友早唞, 一台聽眾早唞.

  31. 特 首 開 開 會 突 然 「 九 up 」

  32. 特 首;你 痴 邊 條 根 啊

    下 x 唔 好 喇 。 鬧 完 。

  33. 阿茂整餅


  34. 廢柴整餅



  35. 阿牛分餅粹

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  39. 新年流流,唔好再講發雞瘟(可以用代名詞),唔好意頭,過咗正月頭先再講啦!

  40. 雞瘟新血"西芹"口音都未戒就扮做dj

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  42. 徵求:

    雞瘟代名詞 (要好意頭)

  43. stephen lam (林瑞麟)是最无耻的骗子!

  44. 佢地兩公婆加埋0個兩檔,賭輸哂d狗餅咯。。。國之將亡,必有妖櫱。。。你話仲有無人會信佢地?

  45. 其實乜野係發雞瘟?乜野係瘟?學名係乜?

  46. 雞1A25 wears a pink wig

  47. 雞瘟代名: 發運鳳凰

  48. 蘇二娘,你就好喇,你地住嗰區係豉油黨負責倒垃圾,請問倒完垃圾之後,有冇每戶人家派返一支珠江橋牌生抽王呀?我住呢區就好澤駛,係由黑手黨倒垃圾,個個垃圾佬都戴住黑手套,將啲垃圾桶掉到橫七豎八,真係要搵皇家騎警傾一傾。

  49. 早啲搞咪冇事,係都要自由黨講你先做,唔壓到嚟都唔做。最好有埋辦法可以令巴士減價就最好,多次無理加價,向窮人開刀,一句講哂,無恥!06嘅cut就過咗就算,而家嘅fiscal foundation唔錯,我另願見到啲錢用嚟換啲先進啲拯救機,巴西二手靠唔靠得住?又或者係加拿大開發研究,有冇可能?而家搞好啲海軍,保衛我哋嘅arctic,前總統布殊又好,現任奧巴馬又好,點親都好,底線唔過得。加拿大軍備有冇加拿大公司做?哈珀打多次電話比奧巴馬,壓下佢,幾時先帶得omar khadar返嚟。同McKay溝通下啦,兩個人嘅說話都唔同,對你冇好處。

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  51. 二五 = 雞瘟代名

  52. 搵唔到雞瘟,只搵到牛瘟叫rinderpest. 哈哈哈,過癮。我唸發瘟即係同感冒差唔多。。。

  53. 我今日又打去投訴佢無執垃圾,順便問左佢個電郵,以後我就可以個個星期電佢喇,easy好多。

  54. 「香港民主之父」民主黨李柱銘去年退出議會,但仍然係民主黨精神領袖,而且繼續係民主黨維園年宵攤檔做「生招牌」,今年民主黨年宵冇硬銷一眾議員,反而有賣馬丁嘅嘜頭T恤,成為今年主打。

  55. 一年一度的年宵攤位又來了,社民連今年只於維園開一檔,實行全力出擊,走入群眾。主席黃毓民,及梁國雄,陳偉業,曾健成和陶君行會於不同時間到場支持,開咪大鬧政府,狠批權貴。今年我們的年宵攤位會以「蕉」為主題,實行叫政府「食蕉」。

  56. 新一屆立法會已開始了三個多月,以社民連的声勢最大,目前除了建制派視為眼中釘外,泛民主派好像也貌合神離,在議會內,支持他們的議員並不多,須知道樹敵太多,也沒有好處,為未來計劃,應該開始培育年青一代接班人,下屆立法會港島選區,亞牛哥最好不要去選(談話時爛 gag 太多,給人一種不莊重的感覺),讓位予現任北角區區議員麥國風去參選,機會應該會大許多。


  57. 真係煩,又爆水管,兩個月又一次,今晚冇水,聽朝又冇水,一起身冇水用……

  58. 老公外遇



    甲婦:「喔!妳這真大方!睇得開!睇得開!」 佩服!


  59. 人同此心而心同此理





  60. 農曆新年:人生定向!

    Slow to suspect—-quick to trust,

    Slow to condemn—-quick to justify,

    Slow to offend—-quick to defend,

    Slow to expose—-quick to shield,

    Slow to belittle—-quick to appreciate,

    Slow to demand—-quick to give,

    Slow to provoke—-quick to conciliate,

    Slow to resent—-quick to forgive.

  61. 生的秘訣只有6個字




  62. 齋噏台點會造就新血, 二五兩公婆肥水唔會流去別人田, 佢地乜都舐盡.

  63. 二五公人生的秘訣:


  64. By: 水至清 on January 22, 2009
    at 10:56 am


  65. 錢是一個金,兩個戈,擁金是要動干戈的;

  66. 25賤公剃人頭者, 人亦剃其頭, 天網恢恢, 疏而不漏.

  67. 廢柴唔會重用嗰啲古惑反骨仔, 邊個會相信佢肯對廢柴忠誠, 有一台事件畀佢做參考.

  68. 周慧敏網上留言 「活在光明與愛中」

  69. 廢柴唔會重用嗰啲古惑反骨仔, 邊個會相信佢肯對廢柴忠誠, 有一台事件畀佢做參考.


  70. 落馬洲貨車撞的士六人死亡
    (明報)1月23日 星期五 21:35


  71. 25肯定係無間道, 但無間道係無好收場, 阿仁香咗, 阿明 short 咗.

  72. 你有冇見過前無線演員過檔咗亞視之後重會耐唔耐係無線黃金時間廣告出現

  73. 落馬洲貨車撞的士六人死亡
    (明報)1月23日 星期五 21:35



  74. 25係廢柴個契細佬.

  75. 而家睇到林頓同杜錫都驚緊,呢個杜錫都好大貪,想用魁省語言法取代聯邦語言法,咁多賣國臺底交易,因團結而相同實冇好嘢,狄安已經負咗責,如果聯合政府重要硬上,後果自負。留得青山在,哪怕無柴燒,我諗葉禮庭會明嘅。下次選舉唔知保守黨邊個係黨魁,葉禮庭有機會上臺。

  76. 陳鍵鋒嘅 fans 今日記主聽開心起趣來!

  77. 在香港危險駕駛(包括醉酒駕駛)導致他人死亡者,通常都會被判監禁的。

  78. 防止醉酒駕駛最有效的方法是終生停牌或終生監禁, 因為此行為等於拿住殺人武器四處亂射一樣. 我認為新草案未夠嚴.



  79. 今年雖受金融海嘯沖擊﹐不少市民的財富有損失﹐一些生意人更希望多賺錢﹔另加上有堪輿家指今年「五行欠金」﹐因此她發現今年與錢有關的年花﹐包括「金桔」﹑「寸寸金」﹑代表抓錢的「蟹爪菊」﹑比喻有銀的「銀柳」﹐及發財樹等都特別多市民購買。

  80. Yo Yo Ma 可能係奧巴馬就職典禮中做假!下次唔好再笑中國奧運做假囉!

  81. All states except Alaska, Montana, and Arizona have vehicular homicide statutes. The laws have the effect of making a vehicle a potentially deadly weapon, to allow for easier conviction and more severe penalties. In states with such statutes, defendants can still be charged with manslaughter or murder in some situations.

  82. 為了紀念加入娛樂圈20周年,周慧敏click me原定於今年5月假紅館舉行演唱會,但過去兩個月發生連串突發事故,據Vivian好友透露,Vivian在身心俱疲的狀態下,已決定取消5月的演唱會。而「幸福男」倪震對太太的決定大表支持。

  83. 周慧敏網上留言 「活在光明與愛中」


  84. The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works – whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage

  85. Yo-Yo Ma Fakes Performance and Other Inauguration Conspiracies


  86. 美國佬不嬲都係有口話人,無口話自己,正無賴,唔知醜。佢地都唔知仲有幾多衰野唔比人知啦。

  87. zoe.xyz@#%!

  88. 二五婆把聲咁「嫩」, 係唔係做假?

  89. 唔知用幾多錢可以買到冠季軍?

  90. 鐘仔同以前拍檔小荔都係廿幾歲, 二五婆唔扮嫩啲, 好容易會被人聽到佢哋有代溝.

  91. Registered with the do-not-call list?
    Expect more calls, says consumer watchdog


  92. 09大晒冷巡禮全部都係人哋既製作, 真係唔知醜.



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