President Barack Obama and Chief Justice John Roberts, after Roberts’ mangling of the constitutional oath of office on Tuesday, tried it again Wednesday night in the Map Room of the White House, “out of an abundance of caution,” said White House counsel Greg Craig.
This time it went well, the Washington Post reports:
“Are you ready to take the oath?” Roberts asked.
“I am, and we’re going to do it very slowly,” Obama replied.
After a flawless recitation that included no Bible and took 25 seconds, the Post said, “Roberts smiled and said, ‘Congratulations, again.’ “
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