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Wow Cool - Lincoln's Bible & Obama

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Wow Cool - Lincoln's Bible & Obama

Post by SonjaMarie » Wed December 24th, 2008, 1:43 am

When Obama is sworn in on Jan 20th, he'll be putting his hand on the same bible used to swear in Lincoln. The bible has not been used by a president for swearing in since Lincoln.

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Post by princess garnet » Wed December 24th, 2008, 4:42 pm

Here's a short article from the Washington Post:
http://http://voices.washingtonpost.com ... ble23.html
Chief Justice Roger B. Taney died in Nov. 1864--Lincoln was the last president who he swore into office.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed December 24th, 2008, 5:14 pm

That is cool!
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Post by Telynor » Thu December 25th, 2008, 4:28 am

That's terrific. What a classy and very appropriate touch! I saw that on the news last night.

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Post by Margaret » Fri December 26th, 2008, 6:43 am

Won't it be wonderful to have a President who respects history!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri December 26th, 2008, 6:44 am

[quote=""Margaret""]Won't it be wonderful to have a President who respects history![/quote]

Won't it be wonderful to have a President who knows history?! And can speak English!

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Post by Margaret » Fri December 26th, 2008, 6:52 am

It's already wonderful to have a President-Elect who can speak so well. Have you noticed how many people in the news media keep slipping up and calling him "President Obama" instead of "President-Elect"?
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri December 26th, 2008, 6:54 am

[quote=""Margaret""]It's already wonderful to have a President-Elect who can speak so well. Have you noticed how many people in the news media keep slipping up and calling him "President Obama" instead of "President-Elect"?[/quote]

Yeah, I don't understand why we have to wait so long between election and inauguration, it sucks.

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