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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 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

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