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Obama First to Violate Transparency! CNN diss'd & pissed...

OH WELL... ! It took less than 24 hours for President Obama to violate his executive order calling for transparency in the federal government.  The media was told less than thirty minutes in advance that a second oath would be administered to the 44th President.  CNN is apparently pissed, and has filed an official protest with the White House!  Apparently, CNN is miffed that pool reporters were allowed to witness the "do over" but a video camera was not allowed in the Map Room to record the historical event.  The media was left in the dark until after Chief Justice arrived at the White House to re-administer the oath of office around 7:30 p.m. EST.

The oath taken by President Obama is the the same that he took before being seated in the Senate. In fact it is the oath that every federal worker takes their first day on the job.  When a federal worker transfers to another agency or department, he/she is not required to retake the oath. But lawyers have a knack for reminding us how much we "need" them. Go figure!  

So in spite of Obama legally becoming the President of the United States at noon on January 20, 2009, even without the first oath, a second one was administered on the advice the White House counsel.  "We believe that the oath of office was administered effectively and that the president was sworn in appropriately yesterday," White House counsel Greg Craig said Wednesday in a written statement.  "But the oath appears in the Constitution itself. And out of an abundance of caution, because there was one word out of sequence, Chief Justice Roberts administered the oath a second time," the statement read.

Okay.  Now I get it .    

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