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Oath slip-up gets Obama Presidency off to awkward start
WASHINGTON -- Amid all the festivities during Inauguration Day, there was a slight mishap as President Barack Obama took the oath of office.
During the oath, Chief Justice John Roberts inadvertently changed around the words: 'that I will execute the office of President to the United States faithfully.'
Some worry the slip-up could force President Obama to retake the oath again.
Jack Beermann, a BU law professor, is concerned some people may say Barack Obama is not officially the president, because the Constitution calls for the specific oath.
“Chief Justice Roberts said the wrong oath; he didn't say the oath correctly,” said Beermann. “He started right out by saying, 'execute faithfully' instead of 'faithfully execute.' And then he threw in the word 'to' where it doesn't belong."
So far, there are no plans for President Obama to take the oath again.
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