I have to say, the Obama swearing in photo is pretty hilarious with the re-do in mind.
By now, Roberts — down the line — is a functionary and an afterthought. What would have been part of the fun here, though, Roberts “sticking to the script,” looks a little too serious from the expression he’s wearing. But then, it’s all part of the theme of Obama II, which is: firmly in power. Of course, Michelle is part of the consolidation, too, with her new look for the new term, it being her family bible, and the fact Jefferson (if you remember the twist behind her first official portrait) is now down the line, as well.
(photo: Larry Downing, Pool/AP caption: President Barack Obama is officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room of the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Next to Obama are first lady Michelle Obama, holding the Robinson Family Bible, and daughters Malia and Sasha.)