January 22nd, 2009
11:28 AM ET
9 years ago

Henry: Obama's first full day takes turn for the weird

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/01/22/obama.henry/art.obama.roberts.wh.jpg caption=" President Barack Obama takes the oath of office - his second in two days - in the White House on Wednesday."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - What a long, strange trip Barack Obama's first full day as president turned out to be.

He began the day pushing for more transparency in government, only to end it by keeping TV cameras out when Chief Justice John Roberts re-administered the oath of the presidency.

All this started at Obama's historic swearing-in on Tuesday, where Roberts flubbed a line in the oath of office, leading to this comical scene, via transcript at CNN.com:

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  1. erin

    and whats so neo-facist about the right wingers?? obama is as socialist/communist as they come!!!!!!! blind sheep

    January 22, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  2. Boston Irish

    @Lance – If cameras weren't allowed at the second swearing-in ceremony, where did the above picture come from. Looks like from a camera to me and a very nice shot at that.

    January 22, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  3. Maurice

    Obama is the best president we ever had.

    January 22, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  4. Ana

    Yet another non-story blown out of proportion by the news media. It was a simple error on the part of the Chief Justice, and it had NO bearing on what moment Obama became president. By law, he was already president at 12:00 noon, regardless of whether the oath was given or not.

    So, to the news media, please stop trying to fill up your 24 hour non-stop news cycle with non-stories

    January 22, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  5. LJ

    Are you all crazy? They did show the clip last night on the news, the CJ said 'congratulations again...' Am I the only one that saw that?

    January 22, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
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