Jess Bravin · @JessBravin

20th Jan 2013 from Twitlonger

No Mistake: Chief Justice Roberts administers oath of office to President Obama at official ceremony. Press pool report:

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Dennis
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2013 12:16 PM
To: Cunnane, Pat; Aberger, Marie
Subject: WH pool report 10a — The oath

The entire oath ceremony lasted about 1 minute. Chief Justice Roberts led the president in reciting the oath, including the president's full name "Barack Hussein Obama."

The president sweared his oath rather than affirmed as expected.

Two two man recited the oath carefully and resolutely without any hint of trouble after the 2009 oath was initially mangled.

At the end of the oath, Roberts said "Congratulations, Mr. President."

Obama said "Thank you, Chief Justice. Thank you so much."

The two men seemed warm, but formal, with no hint of animosity.

Obama then said "All right, thank you everybody" and exited.

Only main staffer pooler saw was Press Secretary Jay Carney, who stood behind pooler.

Am also told that John Roberts wife attended, standing next to Obama's family.

Will have more color and details on the family who attended shortly, but will have to do from IDing people in the photos. The White House at this point is not giving us a list.

-Steven T. Dennis
CQ Roll Call

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