20 January 2009
in todays presidential swearing in ceremony, president obama in taking the presidential oath of office, used his full legal name: barack hussein obama.
while in last january's swearing in ceremony for louisiana's governor, piyush "bobby" jindal, despite after being instructed by the chief justice of the louisiana supreme court to "hold up your right hand, repeat after me and state your name," chose to use his pseudonym "bobby" which is not his real or legal name.
we have to give kudos to president obama for having the integrity to use his full legal name despite all the hyperbole surrounding it.
barack obama became the 44th president of the united states of america at 11:05 am cst [-0600 UTC].
Posted by wst... at 12:16