So I asked rhetorically, “What could George W. Bush fuck up in the last thirty minutes of his presidency?”

I got the answer in the form of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, installed by George W. Bush (and a feline Senate), fucking up a simple THIRTY FIVE WORD OATH!

ROBERTS: I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear… that I will execute the office of President to the United States faithfully… and will to the best of my ability… preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

How incredibly appropriate that the final punctuation mark on the Bush Maladministration is his chief arbiter of the Constitution verbally assaulting it, or lacking the intellectual capacity to memorize it.

Now counting down to the wingnut theory that Barack Hussein Obama, the guy who faked his birth certificate and is a secret foreign-born Muslim terrist, isn’t really the president because he didn’t truly recite the oath of office… which is, according to Article II:

“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.”

NOTE FROM PAM: This, is how it went, via Michael Doyle, reporter for McClatchy.

The conflict between President Barack Obama and Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. got started even before Obama finished taking his oath of office. We can only speculate what this portends for the future.



…ROBERTS: I, Barack Hussein Obama…

OBAMA: I, Barack…

ROBERTS: … do solemnly swear…

OBAMA: I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear…

ROBERTS: … that I will execute the office of president to the United States faithfully…

OBAMA: … that I will execute…

ROBERTS: … faithfully the office of president of the United States…

OBAMA: … the office of president of the United States faithfully…

So there it is, a misplaced "faithfully," forcing Obama to think: who do I listen to, the Chief Justice or my own memory of the oath? But not to worry. The Chief Justice and the president may get a chance to perfect their dialogue in another four years.

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