Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Historical Day

The 44th President, Barack Obama, was sworn into office today and the lukewarm response by Rev. Rick Warren and Chief Justice John Robert's mess up of the oath notwithstanding, the moment was historic, emotional and a first for the U.S.A. The first African-American President; how wonderfully amazing. For those of you who thought that Barack messed up first (he never did quite say the phrase correctly) the correct wording of the oath is below along with a video of the exchange. Just for the record, Barack did have the oath memorized; he should have just continued despite Roberts's misspeaking.



Oath as written in the Constitution: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Click on the link below for a transcript and video of the awkward moment.


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