On January 20, 2009, President-elect Barack Hussein Obama will take the Oath of Office, using President Lincoln’s Inaugural Bible. It will be administered by the Chief Justice of the United States, the Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr. Read more about it below, see photo and watch a video.
President-elect Barack Obama will use the same Bible at his inauguration that Abraham Lincoln used for his swearing in. Obama will be the first president since Lincoln to use that Bible, which is part of the historic collection of the Library of Congress.
The burgundy velvet Bible with gilded edges was purchased and inscribed by William Thomas Carroll, clerk of the Supreme Court. The Lincolns’ family Bible was not available at the time of the ceremony because it was packed with belongings that were en route to the White House from Springfield, Illinois.
It seems The One owns no family Bible that’s why he must co-opt republican president Abraham Lincoln’s for his own swearing in ceremony. Why doesn’t he use a democratic president’s Bible? Could it be that most democratic presidents didn’t own one and if they did, it was primarily for show? coughclintoncough
And actually Obama seems to be co-opting a number of Lincoln things these days – from train rides to food. Sadly, there seems to be no democratic presidential role model for this poor soul to model himself after, even to the point of simply using their Bible!
No matter how hard he pretends, Barack Obama is no Abraham Lincoln.
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