Barack Obama has been sworn in as US president for the second time in two days, because one word was given out of order during Tuesday's ceremony.
In the oath, as set out in the US Constitution, the new incumbent swears to "faithfully execute the office of president of the United States".
But as Chief Justice Roberts read out the oath for Mr Obama to repeat, he moved the word "faithfully" to the end of the phrase.
Mr Obama, apparently noticing the error, hesitated. Mr Roberts repeated the phrase incorrectly, and Mr Obama followed suit, using the erroneous formula.
So, just to be on the constitutionally safe side, Roberts administered the oath again yesterday, at the White House. But:
In contrast to the first oath-taking, Mr Obama did not swear on a Bible
Does the man have any idea what he’s just unleashed?
Update: this is pretty funny. Not often you can say that about a Times editorial...