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This US ambassador took her oath of office on a Kindle

US Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein Suzi LeVine took her oath not by placing her hand on the Constitution or the Bible, but on a Kindle.


On May 30, Suzi LeVine was sworn in as the US ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. But instead of placing her hand on the Bible or the US Constitution as is customary, LeVine took the oath of office on an Amazon Kindle Touch .

To be fair, the Kindle displayed the 19th amendment of the US Constitution while she took the oath, but it's still the strangest swearing in we've come across.

Maybe when we're all Google Glass-wearing cyborgs, governmental officials will be sworn in by having the constitution beamed directly into their eyeballs, putting their hands on a virtual book projected in front of them. For now, smartphones and tablets appear to be the new norm.

(Via TechDigest)