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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)

(Newser) – 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.

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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. (Read more presidential oath stories.)

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