Monday, December 1, 2008

Office of the President of B.S. Land

He ain't my President yet- so I'll take a swipe here.

I met a girlfriend for lunch today- let's call her Mamers. She asked me if I had noticed the phony "Office of the President Elect" branding of Obama and she said "there's no such thing".

No- there isn't. I've googled to try to find evidence of other transitioning Presidents with a made up "Office of the President Elect". Nothing.

I did find this blog entry comparing the actual Presidential Seal with the one that Obama uses on his podiums now.
Back in June, he spoke at a podium bearing a new seal that altered the official presidential seal.

The seal did include the American bald eagle clutching arrows and an olive branch, but the Latin phrase “E Pluribus Unum” was changed to “Vero Possumus,” a rough translation of the Obama campaign slogan, “Yes we can.”

Obama’s seal also removed the shield over the eagle’s breast, representing the president’s oath to defend the Constitution, and replaced it with the letter “O,” presumably for Obama, and the image of the rising sun.
His seal on the podium - and on his official home page- is still the same seal minus the "O" with the Obama rising sun.

But taking those aspects away makes it look even more like the real Presidential Seal- not less. Seriously, who thinks of this stuff? I'd give anything to know who on the Obama team says "we need to have you speak in front of a fake- but real looking- Presidential seal. Talk about deceptive marketing.

The arrogance of this man is truly astounding and the lack of questioning about his disrespect (and potential crime) of using the Presidential Seal is just as worrisome. There will continue to be little to no media scrutiny of this guy.

I know this is all "small stuff", but it indicates someone who pays little reverence to tradition-or the rules.


Mary said...

There is something about the obvious "branding" effort that just comes off as low-brow. It's a joke. There are some things that are ABOVE aggressive branding. It's not even done well! Maybe they should just stick the Aflac goose's head on it and call it a day.

Goose said...

Either he thinks the American people are stupid, or he is self conscious about his lack of experience and a resume to go along with the title. Probably both. You gotta hand it to his handlers, though, they did a good job promoting his image and convincing people to vote for him.