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In Defense of Chief Justice Roberts


It was unfortunate and surprising that Chief Justice Roberts flubbed the presidential oath, and it was particularly odd that he used the strange locution “President to the United States.”  In defense of the Chief Justice, I’ll note that he must still have been recovering from the shock of witnessing up close that Joe Biden—yes, that blowhard gasbag Joe Biden—had actually taken the oath as Vice President and is, God forbid, one heartbeat away from the presidency.

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