The Worldnutdaily has this breathless and vague article about the inauguration of the next president, oddly suggesting some shenanigans because the actual swearing in of the president will be on January 21 instead of January 20, which has been the date since the passage of the 20th amendment:
If Barack Obama loses the election to Mitt Romney, his official White House move-out day won’t be Jan. 20, as most have assumed.
If a new president is elected Nov. 6, he won’t be officially and publicly sworn in until Jan. 21, 2013 – which happens to be Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday.
It’s not exactly a state secret that the 57th Inauguration in the nation’s history will take place on Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Day – but it will surely come as news to most Americans. Obama, the first black president, was sworn in on the traditional Inaugural date of Jan. 20 – the day before the holiday.
And this is worth mentioning because…why, exactly? They don’t say. But there’s nothing remotely notable here. When January 20th falls on a Sunday, the inauguration is moved to Monday. It happened under Eisenhower and Reagan. And I don’t know why they pretend that this is only true if Obama loses. They don’t seem to realize that there’s still an inauguration even if the president is reelected, and it will happen on the same day regardless.
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