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Whoops: New Oklahoma Governor Pledges to 'Offend' the Constitution


Newly sworn-in Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin took her official oath of office on Monday, but a slip of the tongue has many wondering if the oath of office needs to be administered again.

In the bone-chattering cold, the former congresswoman and lieutenant governor pledged to "support, obey and offend" the U.S. and Oklahoma constitutions.

"She dropped the 'd'," off "defend," Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz said Wednesday. "I was amazed that anyone was able to speak at all or get any of their lines right considering how cold it was outside." It was 29 degrees and light snow was falling when Fallin, the state's first elected female governor, recited her oath of office on the steps of the state Capitol.

In spite of the flub, Fallin's misstatement will not require a do-over and, under Oklahoma law, she is still the state's governor, the AP reports.

"Clearly, she's going to defend the Constitution," Weintz said.

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