• Barack Hussein Obama to be Sworn in as Barack Hussein Obama

    Here's a shocking bit of Inauguration Day news, via Katherine Q. Seelye at the New York Times…

    Barack Obama plans to use his full name, Barack Hussein Obama, at his inauguration.

    Katherine (Quinn? Quetzalcoatl?) Seelye, I'm not sure I can buy what you're selling here. Because I'm pretty sure I heard Barack Obama was going to get sworn in with his basketball nickname, Sweet Bizzle.

    The president-elect told the Chicago Tribune that he would use his middle name out of tradition but also because it could help re-establish ties with Muslim countries.

    Again, sorry to be the skeptic, but that's awfully far-fetched.

    Just ask James Abram Garfield, who was sworn in to the sound of 11 million Jews shrugging.

    Tags: Barack Obama, Inauguration


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