'Roberts, one of former President George W. Bush's appointees on the high court, led the way. But, when he reached the phrase, "that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States,'' Roberts at first omitted the word "faithfully'' - he re-inserted it after "president of the United States.''
Obama paused, not taking the miscue at first.
So Roberts repeated the phrase correctly, inserting "faithfully" in the right order: "faithfully execute the office of president of the United States."
Yet Obama then repeated Roberts' original misstatement - "the office of president of the United States faithfully."'
Now, it would be very tempting to mock Mr Obama as an oaf who can't put a few words together in a simple phrase without screwing it up, calling into question his IQ, and laughing uproariously at this hick from Illinios. What sort of people would we be if we did that?