Obama Sworn In Using Lincoln Bible
Bert Atkinson Jr. | On 21, Jan 2013
In case you have been hiding under your New England Patriots/Atlanta Falcons pillow all morning, you have likely heard that President Barack Obama’s second term inauguration occurred today. One interesting tidbit of information is that the Bible that President Obama is using to be sworn in is the exact same bible Abraham Lincoln used at his inauguration ceremony in 1861.
“There is this incredible moment when Lincoln walks on stage, and as reports have it the clouds part and he gives this magnificent inaugural address and uses the bible to swear in at a moment when the country is incredibly divided,” Dimunation says.
Lincoln didn’t have his family Bible with him, so he borrowed one from William Thomas Carroll, the Clerk of the Supreme Court.
A seal in the back of the Bible attests that it was used in the Lincoln inauguration.
[Unrelated sidenote: Anyone notice that Michelle Obama is rocking bangs now?]