Absence at Oath Re-Do Not Matter of Biblical Proportion

Chattering class sure to run with Obama's omission, though it's a perfectly legal one
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2009 10:20 AM CST
Absence at Oath Re-Do Not Matter of Biblical Proportion
This screenshot shows the Drudge Report flipping out about the bible incident.   (Drudge Report)

Huge news out of Washington: Barack Obama didn’t use a Bible when he re-took the oath of office! Is he really the president? Well, yes, says Alex Koppelman of Salon. “Legally, the president can be sworn in on a copy of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, and the oath would count.” Will that stop Matt Drudge from complaining? Uh, no.

To clarify, yes, that was Lincoln’s Bible Obama used on Inauguration Day. Obama just neglected to bring it along when he took the oath a second time with Chief Justice John Roberts, to make up for the botched recitation at the Capitol. But who are we kidding? Clearly the guy’s a secret Muslim. (More presidential oath stories.)

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