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.