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Chief Justice Screws Up Oath -- Obama Blanks

1/20/2009 2:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

So the oath didn't go particularly well, and here's why. Chief Justice John Roberts screwed up the second line and it seems that threw Obama off track.

Obama oath: Click to watch
The oath, found in Article II Section I of the Constitution, reads, I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States....

The Chief asked Obama to repeat these words, "...that I will execute the office of President to the United States faithfully...." It's "of" the United States and the word "faithfully" should have come before the word "execute."

After that, Obama blanked. Could this be a conservative conspiracy?

Stay tuned!

261 COMMENTS

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61.

wtf    

There is nothing more funny than whites standing there all happy that Obama is president as all the blacks are looking at them and laughing inside thinking about how much they hate whites. Obama hated his white upbringing and associates with blacks. White people are so freaking ignorant.

2066 days ago
62.

mike    

well I guess we saw that Obama isnt able to think on his feet or without a teleprompter,, be prepared for a long four years of educated CEOs being called criminals and lazy people on welfare being called victims.. we know nothing about this man and everyone loves him becasue he is black, which is the opposite of the MLK dream speech.. Remember that Hitler also had huge crowds and went complety unchecked during an economic depression in his country.

2066 days ago
63.

TMZ FAN    

Obama got it right the Chief Justice had it wrong .. At least someone has his chit togeather.. Viva Obama!!! Good bye Bush.. (Bush the dinner guest that wouldn't leave)

2066 days ago
64.

expygirl    

The oath includes the phrase "that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States" but Roberts didn't say "faithfully" until after saying "president of the United States."

Obama apparently realized that something was out of order.

Roberts then repeated the phrase correctly, putting "faithfully" in the right place after execute: "faithfully the office of president of the United States."

But Obama instead repeated Roberts' original, incorrect version: "... the office of president of the United States faithfully."

HE REPEATED THE WRONG VERSION PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!

Face he screwd up twice..jumping the gun at the begining and repeating the wrong version after it was corrected.

2066 days ago
65.

jfp    

Taking the oath isn't even necessary....it's just for show. The law states that at 12:00 the office change's hand's. So it's the clock that matter's not an oath. He could put his hand on a comic book and rap'd a song instead if he wanted to.

2066 days ago
66.

who has the facts? ME    

susan...just who reported THAT news?? Rush Limbaugh?? Anne Coulter??
That's just about the dumbest thing I've ever heard - that's WHY Obama waiting for Roberts to correct himself, so there wouldn't be a problem. Now sober up.

2066 days ago
67.

What?    

When waving good bye to Bush, I noticed alot of the people were not using all of their fingers.

2066 days ago
68.

Dyna ™    

56. Lovely, stupid Dyna TM-

I dont worship politicians- I worship God. Thats the diff between you and me thats all- I didnt vote for that idiot Bush- Now go change your babys diaper, you must be bad mother.

Posted at 1:43PM on Jan 20th 2009 by jeezlouise

You're still here? I thought I dismissed you earlier. BTW, I'm a very good grandmother. Wisdom comes with age. There's still hope for you.

2066 days ago
69.

.:Loki 4Ever:.    

#67 haha that would have been awesome!! I would have loved to see that rap!!! hahaha Obama is tha man!!! :D

2066 days ago
70.

Kelly    

No conservative conspiracy - he can't speak w/o a teleprompter. All you kool-aid drinking sheep - don't be too devastated when "The One" turns out to be a politician just like all the rest of them.

2066 days ago
71.

hop on top    

There's your first installment on Letterman's "Great Moments In Presidential Speeches."

2066 days ago
72.

TMZ FAN    

According to our constitution Oboma became the President at 12 noon with or without any swearing in or the Chief Justice screwing up... It's all legal Good bye Bush!!!! .. U go now

2066 days ago
73.

SickofTMZ    

You should be more concerned with "Barack HUSSEIN Obama..."

Well, you wanted him, now you've got him! But wait, he is now holding office, and manna has yet to fall from the Heavens. MORONS.

2066 days ago
74.

wtf    

64. well I guess we saw that Obama isnt able to think on his feet or without a teleprompter,, be prepared for a long four years of educated CEOs being called criminals and lazy people on welfare being called victims.. we know nothing about this man and everyone loves him becasue he is black, which is the opposite of the MLK dream speech.. Remember that Hitler also had huge crowds and went complety unchecked during an economic depression in his country.

Posted at 1:53PM on Jan 20th 2009 by robbie

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Redistribution he already flat out said he is going to do it. It's frightening how dumb some of these white people are. They are going to find out they made a HUGE mistake supporting him and it's too late. Get ready because whites and blacks are about to switch addresses.

It's not that he is black it's that he is a racist and surrounds himself with racists.

2066 days ago
75.

What?    

To expygirl, you have too much time on your hands or lack of activities to use in a constructive manner. Obviously, you replay the video several times to make a point. Very petty. Given all that has happpened and will be happening today, don't you think it is time to move on. Really, how important is this. Your comments provide more insight into your personality than the "whose fault is it" video.

2066 days ago
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