Tuesday, November 20, 2007

* on U.S. officials' oaths

* A point of correction: Contrary to the above description advanced by Sen. Dodd, to which Sen. Clinton then alluded, the U.S. President's oath is only to the Constitution:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

Appears they got confused with the oath of the U.S. Senate, the legislative chamber in which both serve:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

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