"I'm a lefty. Get used to it."
by Charles Lemos, Tue Jan 20, 2009 at 04:51:47 PM EST
"I'm a lefty. Get used to it," Obama quipped as he signed his name. "I was told not to swipe the pen."
Unfortunately, he's referring to his preference of hand not his politics but I am optimistic that he will surprise us. The President signed three documents after his inauguration, including a proclamation declaring a day of national renewal and reconciliation. He also signed Cabinet and sub-Cabinet nominations that were then taken to be presented to the Senate.
The other left-handed Presidents include James Garfield, Harry Truman, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. There are also some who think that Herbert Hoover and Ronald Reagan were natural lefties but were turned rightward by their school teachers.
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