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Ann Veneman is Sworn in as Secretary of AgricultureAired March 2, 2001 - 1:42 p.m. ET
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NATALIE ALLEN, CNN ANCHOR: Another event in the Oval Office that's ceremonious in nature. This is Ann Veneman, now being sworn in by Mr. Cheney for secretary of agriculture.
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RICHARD CHENEY, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: That take this obligation freely...
ANN VENEMAN, AGRICULTURE SECRETARY: That I take this obligation freely...
CHENEY: Without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion...
VENEMAN: Without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion...
CHENEY: And I will well and faithfully discharge...
VENEMAN: And That I will well and faithfully discharge...
CHENEY: The duties of the office upon which I am about to enter...
VENEMAN: The duties of the office upon which I am about to enter...
CHENEY: So help me God.
VENEMAN: So help me God.
VENEMAN: Thank you.
ALLEN: Well, there's a look at your new secretary of agriculture, Ann Veneman getting her moment in the spotlight in the Oval Office.
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