People have been talking about how Chief Justice John Roberts and President Barack Obama fumbled the latter’s oath of office. The talk has ranged from merely snickering at the goof-up, to claims that Roberts screwed up on purpose to make Obama look bad, and included Chris Wallace of Fox News wondering aloud whether or not Obama was actually President because of the flub.

Roberts & Obama, re-oathing, as seen on Drudge ReportWell, not to worry … not only had Obama become President automatically at noon on January 20, just before the muddled ceremony (due to the 20th Amendment), the two of them re-did the oath yesterday evening. Hopefully this will put the Fox News-style paranoid thinking to rest.

But I’m not so sure.

You see, I noticed on Drudge Report this blurb about the do-over (pictured):


Oh, the scandal of it! No Bible??? Drudge linked to this article, which mentioned:

After a flawless recitation that included no Bible and took 25 seconds, Roberts smiled and said, “Congratulations, again.”

Omifreakingod! Obama had no Bible at his “real” swearing-in!

I find myself impressed a second time with our new President; first, he dared mention “non-believers” as being part of America; and now he was sworn in a second time, with no Bible to place his hand on.

Sorry, but Bibles are not necessary for any oath, anywhere; here in Connecticut, for instance, there are no Bibles in courtrooms on which people can swear to tell the truth. It’s been that way for decades, and God has never — so far as I know — struck any Nutmegger dead for not having sworn on a Bible.

I find Drudge’s outrage amusing, don’t you?

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