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On Inauguration Day, President Obama will take the oath of office using his full name.

Q: Do you anticipate being sworn in as Barack Obama or Barack Hussein Obama?

Obama: I think the tradition is that they use all three names, and I will follow the tradition, not trying to make a statement one way or the other. I’ll do what everybody else does.

That means according to Article II, Section 1 of the US Constitution, he will say the following words:

“I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute theoffice ofPresident of the United States, and will to the best of my ability,preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Watch for the Islamophobe tinfoil crowd to start claiming he will take the oath with his hand on the Qur’an instead of the Bible.

UPDATE (Jan 20th, 2009) – video of Obama taking the oath:

The stammer was because Chief Justice Roberts flubbed the oath 🙂

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