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One thing that made me smile (as I thought about this thread) is that they also talked about the number of schoolchildren who were watching the inauguration and they knew immediately that the chief justice worded it wrong......

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obama said in an interview that they both had to help each other out at some point thru it.

Yes, I think he was being diplomatic. Wouldn't you think that they would have rehearsed it though...maybe together. It wouldn't have made him president anymore than you are already married after your wedding rehearsal.

I give the chief justice a pass though because it was his first inauguration as well. I'll bet it won't ever happen again.

I did find it interesting that an article in the paper said it happened to 2 other presidents during their inaugurations -- I can't remember who now -- and they redid the oath privately just to make it all constitutional. There was speculation that Obama and Roberts redid it as well.

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Yes, I think he was being diplomatic. Wouldn't you think that they would have rehearsed it though...maybe together. It wouldn't have made him president anymore than you are already married after your wedding rehearsal.

I give the chief justice a pass though because it was his first inauguration as well. I'll bet it won't ever happen again.

I did find it interesting that an article in the paper said it happened to 2 other presidents during their inaugurations -- I can't remember who now -- and they redid the oath privately just to make it all constitutional. There was speculation that Obama and Roberts redid it as well.

I will tell you I know I could not have done it. How many people there? That had to be the most watched oaths ever.

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There was speculation that Obama and Roberts redid it as well.

yeah, they redid it today in a private ceremony in the white house.

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Anyone else see Biden take a jab at the chief justice yesterday? It was supposed to funny but was rather awkward and Obama didn't look to happy about it.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/21/biden-takes-dig-at-robert_n_159767.html

Obama taps him on the elbow as to say "Knock it off Joe"

I saw the video of that. Obama looked really irked for a second.

Obviously some legal gurus in the White House were very concerned that the oath was slightly flubbed. The chief even put his robe back on to do it again and they made it look as official as possible.

It is a shame in this day and time we have to do this kind of stuff just to keep lawsuits from happening.

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I looked it up to see which other presidents had to retake the oath for the same reason -

Mr Obama is not the first president to have to take the oath twice.

Two other presidents, Calvin Coolidge and Chester Arthur, had to do it again because of similar problems.

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