Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama and Roberts Take a Mulligan

After the mistake in giving President Barak Obama the Oath of Office on January 20, 2009, Chief Justice John Roberts and President Obama took what golfers call a "Mulligan."  On January 21, 2009, the Chief Justice re-administered the oath of office to President Obama.  Although there does not appear to have been any legal issue about the validity of Obama's Presidency despite the mistake with the original oath, the two just apparently wanted to be certain that no one questions the legitimacy of Obama's Presidency.  For the entire story, see "Obama Sworn In Again, With Right Words" in the January 22, 2009, issue of the Washington Post.

DAB

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