U.S. Ambassador Takes Oath of Office on Kindle

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President Obama sworn in with his hand on a bible in Jan. 2009. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama sworn in with his hand on a bible in Jan. 2009. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The newest American ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein put a decidedly digital-age spin on the traditional swearing-in ceremony, reports CNet.

Instead of the customary bible or copy of the Constitution, Suze LeVine took her oath of office by placing her hand on an Amazon Kindle Touch.

The Kindle displayed the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote.

It’s not known if smartphones and tablets will be the new standard for swearing-in ceremonies.

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