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biccat
06-24-2008, 11:27 AM
Obama’s presidential seal was for ‘one-time use’ (http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/06/23/obamas-presidential-seal-was-for-one-time-use/)
ALBUQUERQUE - Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is retiring a presidential seal that made its debut at a Chicago event last week.

“It was a one-time seal for a one-time use,” Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. The seal, which resembled the official presidential seal, had a picture of a bald eagle on it. A phrase inscribed above it read “Vero Possumus,” a Latin expression that roughly translates to the campaign’s slogan, “Yes, we can.”

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So basically they got a negative public reaction, so they pulled the ad. I expect this is how Obama will handle foreign policy.

Also, see here (http://noquarterusa.net/blog/2008/06/22/vero-possumus-in-truth-to-be-able/). Someone on Obama's staff doesn't know their Latin very well.

"it would be elitist and pretentious IF it was correct. As it is, it’s simply embarrassing. "

Odysseus
06-24-2008, 01:45 PM
Obama’s presidential seal was for ‘one-time use’ (http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/06/23/obamas-presidential-seal-was-for-one-time-use/)
ALBUQUERQUE - Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is retiring a presidential seal that made its debut at a Chicago event last week.

“It was a one-time seal for a one-time use,” Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

Let's hope that this is as close as he gets to the real thing. Looks pretty cheesy, doesn't it?
http://bp0.blogger.com/_KrNl-GdSDb4/SF1bcz5CzhI/AAAAAAAAAbM/UnwaPEGfv5o/s400/obamafauxprezseal-062108.jpg

submarinepainter
06-24-2008, 08:04 PM
this man has a huge ego.

noonwitch
06-25-2008, 08:30 AM
this man has a huge ego.


Don't most politicians have huge egos?

SaintLouieWoman
06-25-2008, 09:36 AM
Don't most politicians have huge egos?
Think they all do, but his is super-inflated. Loved his comment about being on the cover of Rolling Stone---something about how now all he wants to do is good for people, has been on the cover of Rolling Stone twice now. :rolleyes:

Gingersnap
06-25-2008, 10:36 AM
Aude sapere - Latine! :D

Odysseus
06-25-2008, 01:15 PM
Think they all do, but his is super-inflated. Loved his comment about being on the cover of Rolling Stone---something about how now all he wants to do is good for people, has been on the cover of Rolling Stone twice now. :rolleyes:

So was Al Gore. Let's hope that they're sharing a pew at the McCain inaugural come January.

LogansPapa
06-25-2008, 02:17 PM
Audi, vide, tace, si tu vis vivere (in pace);)