President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden held a meeting with senior White House staff to officially swear them into the new administration. Biden, who appears clueless as to what and to whom he is about to administer the oath, pokes fun at Chief Justice John Roberts' memory in reference to the mistakes both Obama and Roberts made during the administering of Obama's oath. [See update below--Obama retook the oath tonight with Chief Justice Roberts] If you watch Obama's reaction to Biden's comments, Obama is not at all amused. As this new administration attempts to charter new territory on the extent of government control over our daily lives, there will no doubt emerge legal challenges and rightfully so. Chief Justice Roberts, who appears to have a reasonably reliable 5-4 majority, could emerge as the de facto loyal opposition with Republicans so far outnumbered in Congress to serve as a check on the extremes. I suspect Obama appreciates this, even if Biden doesn't it. The last thing he wants to do is alienate the Chief Justice. I'm a little confused as to why Obama asked Biden to administer the oath to the President's staff.