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  1. #1 Obama’s presidential seal was for ‘one-time use’ 
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    Obama’s 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. 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. "
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    Quote Originally Posted by biccat View Post
    Obama’s 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?
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    this man has a huge ego.
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    Quote Originally Posted by submarinepai View Post
    this man has a huge ego.

    Don't most politicians have huge egos?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    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.
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    Aude sapere - Latine! :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    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.
    So was Al Gore. Let's hope that they're sharing a pew at the McCain inaugural come January.
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    Audi, vide, tace, si tu vis vivere (in pace);)
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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