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Re: Obama Took the Oath a Second Time

Just wondering:  If the corrective second oath were really necessary (and I’m highly doubtful that it was), how much did it really cure?  If the first oath was ineffective (and, again, I’m not inclined to that position), then all the actions Barack Obama took from noon on January 20 until the second swearing-in on the evening of January 21—including lots of Cabinet nominations and appointments—were also ineffective, and so were, say, the Senate actions on the (hypothetically) invalid nominations and the lower-level appointments and orders made by the (hypothetically) improperly appointed Department heads.  Is the White House going to try to do a do-over on all that?


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