Chief Justice John Roberts, who botched his single minute (actually more like 25 seconds) in the national spotlight, got another try Wednesday. He re-administered to oath of office to President Barack Obama.
I don’t think John Roberts is a fool. But he made a damned fool mistake when he went to the inauguration without a cue card. Having given many oaths of office myself, I never went without a 3×5 index card with the oath typed upon it. Roberts should have asked an expert, like a police officer, about how best to administer an oath….
John Roberts: go stand over in the corner with the President’s designated Treasury nominee who failed to properly pay his taxes….Timothy F. Geithner.
“Careless mistakes,” Geithner said. “Careless” like Mr. Roberts. I don’t like it.
I like guys that get the simple things right. Roberts has four years to get ready for the next one. In my view, Geithner should be sent home and never allowed to supervize the IRS that will roast me for the same fool thing he’s done….
Geithner’s “next one” is the saving of the American economy. And his work record to date, even excusing his tax lapses, isn’t spectacular, unless you got some of the government give away money….
Geithner and Roberts are both fools. But at least Roberts appears to be an ethical fool….
John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom
The Senate will probably confirm the President’s Traesury nominee…
Michelle Malkin thinks the tax caper is a show stopper….
“Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency,” Obama said.
Among other things, Obama said he would issue a pay freeze for his senior staff.
How about for tax evasion, Mister President?
Fool Timothy Geithner testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on his nomination to be US Treasury Secretary at the Dirksen Senate office Building in Washington, DC. Geithner apologized Wednesday over past tax transgressions…. He wants to run the IRS so he can make sure you pay your taxes….”I was careless”….(AFP/Mandel Ngan)
From the New York Times:
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. re-administered the oath to Mr. Obama on Wednesday evening, one day after the two men stumbled over each other’s words during the inauguration ceremony at the Capitol.
For their do-over, the two men convened in the White House Map Room at 7:35 p.m. for a brief proceeding that was not announced until it was completed successfully.
“Are you ready to take the oath?” Chief Justice Roberts said.
“I am,” Mr. Obama replied. “And we’re going to do it very slowly.”
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Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. re-administering the oath of office to Barack Obama on Wednesday in the White House. Pete Souza/The White House