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Mr. President: 'Take Care!'

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzeke48 Wrote: Apr 06, 2012 6:14 AM
Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky. Ronald Reagan was born in Illinois.

 

 

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

President Obama took the oath of office on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. In that Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial year, Mr. Obama sought to stress his admiration for the only other president from Illinois. Millions of people watched as he placed his left hand on the Lincoln Bible and raised his right hand. Around the world, billions viewed the event on television. On the National Mall, army howitzers of the Presidential Salute Battery fired off a 21-gun salute to honor the new commander-in-chief.

It was...