Tuesday, January 20, 2009

An Inauspicious Beginning

A few minutes past noon today, President Barack Hussein Obama began his first obligation as President. The Oath of Office. In his first official act, he stumbled over the words.

Chief Justice, John Roberts administered the Oath of Office. The Chief Justice began and Obama interrupted him right after his name was stated and stopped as Chief Justice Roberts continued. Roberts began, “I Barack Hussein Obama do…” and President Obama began “I Barack Hu…..” and stopped as Roberts continued, then stopped.

I hope that in the coming days, we can laugh about this, and not have it as an omen of things to come.

I have no choice but to worry. In the past couple of days, Vice President Elect Biden said on Oprah that he had the choice between Secretary of State and Vice President. The Obama people immediately said “well, that’s not quite right”. Then we have the Oath of Office screwup.

Not an auspicious beginning.



Anonymous said...

I may be wrong, but I heard the Chief Justice introduced with ".... will now administer the oaf of office". If this was indeed what was said, it may be the first time we have had honesty from the democrates. An oaf has become our new president.

Brett said...

Just a little clarification here. It was Dianne Feinstein (D), Senator from California who said "Chief Justice John Roberts will now administer the Oath of Office" and yes, if you listen to a recording of it, she does sound like she's saying "oaf".

Chief Justice John Roberts was a Supreme Court appointment of President George W. Bush.

Feinstein is the Democrat and it seems as though she did get something correct if she said "oaf of office".

Your point is excellent.