Eye of newt and toe of frog,
wool of bat and tongue of dog,
(The witch's incantation from Shakespeare's MacBeth.) I know this is a little strange but, these kids were just too cute.
Photo from Frontpage of The Baltimore Sun Early Sunday Commerative Edition. (PRNewsFoto/The Baltimore Sun Media Group)
Obama, it’s been announced, will be the first president to take the oath of office using the Lincoln Bible, held by President Lincoln at his first inauguration, since ... Lincoln.
Some commentators have poked fun at Obama’s presumption. And it might be a good idea if, when he takes the oath, Obama makes sure that the Good Book is open to Proverbs 16:18, and its reminder that “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” - Bill Kristol
A curator at the Library of Congress displays the Bible, once the property of Abraham Lincoln. Photo by Lauren Victoria Burke / AP.
I'm of the opinion that Obama will need to invoke more than the ghost of Lincoln to aid him as president so, I'm adding a touch of George Washington to the recipe for good measure.
"I, George Washington, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and I will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."
Mix well over an open flame.
So mote it be.