Just when we thought the political silly season couldn’t get any sillier, it did. At a campaign event Friday, June 20, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama appeared behind a podium bearing a new campaign emblem. Talk about a “groaner.”
The seal bears a striking resemblence to the official U.S. presidential seal, except that the shield in front of the eagle has been changed to Obama’s campaign logo. And if that weren’t bad enough, the familiar Latin “E Pluribus Unum” (“From many, one”) has been replaced with “Vero Possumus,” or “Truly, we are able.”
Bloggers immediately dubbed it Obama’s “opossum” seal, and the jokes have been coming non-stop all weekend. Had this not been reported by legitimate news sources, I’d have assumed it was part of a Saturday Night Live skit. The SNL folks are probably kicking themselves for not thinking of it first.
Oy, even as a college marketing student, I’d have known not to do something this ridiculous.
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