09 February 2013

A fitting date for the State of the Union

President Obama will deliver his 2013 State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 12. That just happens to be Abraham Lincoln's birthday.

Coincidence? I don't know. It appears that John Boehner picked the date, and I doubt that he would knowingly give Obama such a gift.

But, in any case, I think it's quite fitting.

Obama, like Lincoln, started his political career in Illinois. And for both of his presidential inaugurations, Obama used a bible that was once owned by President Lincoln.

However, will Obama's speech be Lincoln-worthy? That's something that each of us will have to decide for ourselves.

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