Here's the paragraph right before the one you quoted;<quoted text>
""As noted here, when the president first used the device, the legal justification was penned by the legal advisers to Mr. Obamaís predecessor, George W. Bush. In a 2005 memorandum, the lawyers concluded an autopen signature would carry the weight of the law.""
You lose again, smokey!!
"Itís not exactly routine, but Mr. Obama remains the first and only president in the countryís history to use the device, which used to be reserved for signatures on mass mailings."
You lose, smokey!