Politics

If There's a Conspiracy, Florida Journalist's in on It



No television cameras bore witness to President Barack Obama's second oath of office -- just a single photographer who snapped the shot above, of two people who vaguely resemble Obama and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, their right hands raised and looking all oath-y.

Or... it really happened. Yes, in the interest of strangling this lame-ass conspiracy theory while it's still in the proverbial cradle, here's St. Pete Times reporter Wes Allison swearing that he witnessed the oath sequel from 10 feet away. When a conspiracy theorist sees a shadow, that means there's six more weeks of winter, so bundle up, everybody.

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Thomas Francis