Do-Overs

Obama Retakes Oath

Who else saw this coming? After Chief Justice John Roberts’ big flub Tuesday administering the oath of office, Obama had him over to the White House tonight to try it again. ABC’s Jake Tapper reports Roberts administered the oath at 7:35 p.m. in the Map Room. “Because there was one word out of sequence” yesterday—faithfully—the president took the oath again “out of an abundance of caution,” said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. “We decided it was so much fun,” Obama joked. “Are you ready to take the oath?” Roberts asked. “I am, and we’re going to do it very slowly,” Obama answered. Present for the historic redo were Obama, Roberts, Gibbs, White House communications staffer Katie Lillie, White House photographer Pete Souza, and four lucky reporters.