Because of Chief Justice John Roberts‘ flubbing of the oath of office on Inauguration Day, Barack Obama retook the oath on Wednesday night.
Not that either oath makes a huge difference — he’s President whether he says the words or not.
But it should be noted that the revised Oath was said without a Bible:
Roberts put on his black robe.
“Are you ready to take the oath?” he said.
“Yes, I am,” Obama said. “And we’re going to do it very slowly.”
Roberts then led Obama through the oath without any missteps.
The president said he did not have his Bible with him, but that the oath was binding anyway.
So Obama included “non-believers” in his Inauguration Speech. And he took the Oath without the Bible.
His atheist side is *totally* coming out 🙂
(Thanks to everyone for the link!)