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  •  Calvin Coolidge and Barack Obama have in common (1+ / 0-)
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    Further down the Wikipedia article:

    Calvin Coolidge's father, a notary public, administered the oath to his son after the death of Warren Harding.  This, however, was contested upon Coolidge's return to Washington and his oath was re-administered by Judge A. Hoehling of the District of Columbia Supreme Court.

    "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

    by Navy Vet Terp on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 05:53:18 PM PST

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    •  A bunch of Presidents have double-swore (1+ / 0-)
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      Including Eisenhower and Reagan...whenever Inauguration Day has fallen on a Sunday, they apparently postpone the big event until the following day, so the new President is sworn in privately on Inauguration Day, and then publicly during the ceremony.

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