It’s official now: Barack Obama is the President of the United States.   Today in front of a massive, tearful, and cheerful crowd, history was made and the peaceful continuity of government achieved.

The oath of office of the 44th President of the United States:

A small hiccup in today’s ceremonies, but no big deal.   It seems that President Obama’s talking over Chief Justice John Roberts may have shook his focus enough to then slightly scramble “faithfully” in the oath which then caught Obama off guard (because no doubt he practiced in the correct order).   Roberts then got the order correct, but Obama recited Robert’s initial wrong line, “execute the office of President of the United States faithfully” instead of “faithfully execute the office of President of the United States.”

Knowing that both the president and chief justice are still human is pleasingly reassuring.