History was in the making yesterday as Barack Obama, the first black US President in history, was sworn in again, making him the second black US President in history.
The Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, John Roberts, administered the oath again at the White House, after 'President' Obama made a mistake when uttering it the first time, completely negating his inauguration, and leaving the US without a President for the day.
The administration was thrown into turmoil, an a state of emergency was declared. Missile early warning systems were put on standby as a precaution.
The Air Force scrambled its fighter jets, and the US Navy Fleet in the Gulf was made aware of the crisis. All army leave was cancelled, and personnel were recalled to barracks (laughs).
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.
What a plonker!
The mistake was reminiscent of the gaffe made by Neil Armstrong as he stood on the Moon, when he omitted the word 'a' before the word 'man' during his lunar speech, and said:
"That's step one small for man, one mankind leap for giants."
But the first and second Presidents of the United States, Mr Obama, joked:
"We fun it decided was much so .... going we're to very slowly do it. Doh!"