Friday, June 20, 2008

Obama's New Great Seal

The NY Times has a write-up today about the new seal that appeared in front of Obama today at the Democratic Governor's meeting today.

"It is emblazoned with a fierce-looking eagle clutching an olive branch in one claw and arrows in the other and is deliberately reminiscent of the official seal of the president of the United States....Just above the eagle’s head are the words “Vero Possumus,” roughly translated “Yes we can.” Not exactly E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One), the motto on the presidential seal and the dollar bill. Then again, Mr. Obama is not the president."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad someone clarified that this is also the Great Seal of our nation, not for the exclusive use of the President. So, Obama isn't demonstrating any arrogance by doing this.

Besides, I think the takeoff is COOL!