From the New York Times – “In 25 seconds, President Obama became president again.”
“Are you ready to take the oath?” Chief Justice Roberts said. “I am,” Mr. Obama replied. “And were going to do it very slowly.”
Heh.Adds The BBC report points out that it isn’t a first.
Two other presidents, Calvin Coolidge and Chester Arthur, have had to repeat the oath because of similar problems.
And Chief Justice William Taft introduced a new word into the oath when he swore in President Herbert Hoover in 1929, promising to “preserve, maintain and defend the Constitution”, instead of “preserve, protect and defend”.