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Obama Retakes Oath of Office

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Apparently, even presidents occasionally get a do-over.

After the flub heard round the world on inauguration day, Barack Obama has retaken the oath of office, this time in a small ceremony in the White House. Chief Justice John Roberts was there to administer the oath.

Word is, everything went to script this time.

Although, Constitutionally, Obama has been president since noon on January 20th. But since the oath is written into the Constitution, the administration decided a re-do was appropriate. Interestingly, this wasn’t the first re-do. Chester A. Arthur and Calvin Coolidge also retook the oath because of flubs during the initial ceremony.