Late last month, when I wrote “Abe and Mary Todd Obama,” I speculated about how many Lincoln references Barack Obama would force into his inauguration. In a drastic oversight, I forgot about one possibility: the meal:
On Inauguration Day, not only will President-elect Obama be sworn in using the Bible that was used to swear in President Abraham Lincoln, he will dine like Lincoln as well.
The luncheon that will be served in Congress’s Statuary Hall to the president-elect and vice president-elect and their families — as well as congressional leaders, justices of the Supreme Court and pending members of the Obama Cabinet — will be modeled after foods that Lincoln ate and enjoyed.
Either Obama has purposefully crossed the line between a tribute and identity theft, or he’s simply obsessed with following the advice of a whisper that awakened him one night in Springfield: “If you cook it, Abe will come.”
Then again, if those in attendance at the inaugural dinner listen carefully to their plates loaded with LincolnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s menu items, maybe theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll hear the food say: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Eat me!”
Somebody remind me… how is impersonating one former president and hiring a bushel of Clintonites to run your administration “change”?
And after Obama is sworn in on Lincoln’s bible and everybody’s bellies are full of Lincoln’s food, a huge video screen will light up and all in attendance at the inauguration will dance to the following video:
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