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Barack Obama's faux presidential seal bites the dust

June 23, 2008 | 11:40 am

So much for that presidential-looking seal on the front of the lectern during a Barack Obama Seal_4 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 TheAtlantic.com 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

Photo: Getty Images

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