New U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Lichtenstein Sworn-In to Office With Her Hand on an Ereader
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TechDigest.tv reports that Suzi LeVine, the new U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Lichtenstein, placed her left hand on an ebook reader (vs. perhaps a print bible or another book) as she was sworn-in to office on Friday.
The Daily Mail notes it was a Kindle ereader.
Was any tradition involved. According to the TechDigest, the answer is yes.
Sticking with tradition though, it [the ebook reader] was loaded up with a copy of the constitution displayed on it. Interestingly, it was open on the page of the 19th Amendment, which was added to the constitution in 1920 to guarantee women the right to vote. A subtle nod to the fact that Switzerland didn’t let women vote until 1971?
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See Also: The source photo showing the ceremony from May 30, 2014 with the ebook reader clearly visible is available via the U.S. State Department’s Flickr stream.
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