Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Twice Is Nice

My wife Kathy said tonight that if there was any uncertainty about whether President Obama had repeated the oath of office correctly, Chief Justice John Roberts should just administer it again. I pooh poohed the idea. Is my face red. ABC News:

Chief Justice Roberts came to the White House tonight and administered the oath of office to President Obama at 7:35 pm ET in the Map Room.

"Because there was one word out of sequence," in yesterday's oath, explained White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, the President took the oath again "out of an abundance of caution."

The only people in the room were Obama, Justice Roberts, Gibbs, White House communications staffer Katie Lillie, White House photographer Pete Souza, and four print reporters.

Marc Ambinder has the press pool report.

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