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President Obama: The Great Demancipator

I'd be far more impressed by a president taking his oath on his own, personal, well-worn, dog-eared, heavily-underlined, and possibly coffee-stained Bible.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 1:03 PM
Yep, me too. But this president doesn't have one of those.
The bibles he'll use are simply props.
wtmoore1 Wrote: Jan 13, 2013 7:35 PM
Or they are bibles owned by prominent Americans--Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr among them.

That's why we tend to think they're important. But leave it to the right to find something wrong with Obama doing it.

Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison.

President Obama will take the oath of office later this month “on a stack of Bibles,” the

Washington Post tells us. He will place his left hand on Bibles owned by Abraham Lincoln and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Well, that’s a relief. Interestingly, not included in the stack is the Koran, about which Mr. Obama spoke so glowingly in Egypt four years ago. (No Bibles openly displayed there.)

Now, swearing on a stack of Bibles ordinarily conveys seriousness of purpose and deeper commitment to carry through...