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NY County Executive Takes Oath on iPad Instead of Bible

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Friday, 03 Jan 2014 07:18 AM

By Drew MacKenzie

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A New York Republican was sworn in Thursday to a second term as Nassau County executive using an iPad instead of a bible.

According to Long Island Newsday, Edward Mangano began his second term by taking the oath of office with his hand resting on the electronic device when a printed copy of the Bible could not be found readily. The iPad screen, however, did display the Bible as Mangano repeated the oath.

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Mangano, who defeated Democratic challenger Tom Suozzi in November, was sworn in at Bethpage High School on Long Island where he graduated in 1980.

"From a janitor to county executive — who could have imagined. Wow. America, and especially Nassau County, is the best place on Earth," he said to a packed hall.

Mangano, who worked as a janitor at night while he was a student at nearby Hofstra University, vowed to hold down property taxes, create a new family court, and build a new crime lab.

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who had endorsed Suozzi in the race, was just one of several high profile Democrats who put aside politics to offer praise for Mangano's first term performance in office, and especially what Cuomo called his "extraordinary" leadership after superstorm Sandy in 2012.

"I have no doubt that when we look back four years from today, we will say Nassau is a better county, a stronger county, a safer county, a richer county because of the leadership of Ed Mangano," Cuomo said, according to Newsday.

The Republican was also praised by New York Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer, who described him as a "good man, a caring man, and a man who just gets the job done."

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