WASHINGTON (AP) -- The presidential oath was given a do-over.
The executive orders were not.
The White House figures it wasn't necessary to have President Barack Obama re-sign the executive orders that he had signed yesterday, before taking oath of office for a second time.
The oath was administered again by Chief Justice John Roberts just to be absolutely sure, since a couple of words had been scrambled during the swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday.
But Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs says it wasn't necessary for Obama to again sign the orders he had signed Wednesday, including lobbying restrictions and a pay freeze for top White House staff, since the White House counsel's office still considers Obama to have been sworn-in "appropriately and effectively" the first time.
The re-do was done out of what the White House says was "an abundance of caution."