Governors Prepare for Inauguration; Obama to be Sworn in with Lincoln's Bible

December 24, 2008

President-Elect Barack Obama won't take office for another month, but Governor Kaine and leaders from Maryland and Washington DC met Tuesday to discuss preparations for the Inauguration.

The team discussed security and transportation issues with the Secretary of Homeland Security and local police jurisdictions.

Authorities say as many as 3 million people could flood the National Mall for the event.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama has picked the Bible that will be used to swear him into office.

The former Illinois Senator will use the same Holy Book Abraham Lincoln used at his inauguration in 1861. Obama will be the first President since Lincoln to use that version of the Bible.

It has been in the collection of the Library of Congress, where it will go on display after the Inauguration.


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