Opinion: Barack Obama’s faux presidential seal bites the dust


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So much for that presidential-looking seal on the front of the lectern during a Barack Obama appearance Friday in Chicago.

Widely mocked (here, here and here, to cite but a few of the items that wryly took note of it), the intrepid Marc Ambinder of reports that the insignia will be consigned to some closet to gather dust.

He writes: ‘I’m told that Obama recognizes that it was a silly mistake, that the universal reaction at (his Chicago headquarters) was, ‘Boy, was that dumb.’ ‘


We doubt there will be much argument with that conclusion.

The Swamp’s Mark Silva has his take on the seal imbroglio here.

Ambinder’s full post can be read here.

[UPDATE: Obama’s communication director, Robert Gibbs, confirmed to CNN that the seal was history. “That was a one time thing for a one time event,’ Gibbs said. And, he must hope, the type of one time mistake that won’t be repeated.]

-- Don Frederick