Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Which Came First...The Placard or the Tie?

I don’t particularly care for, or about, the placard. Sure, it’s slightly pretentious and adds fuel to an unnecessary fire. But come on, somebody took a lot of time to get that tie to match the color filling, “THE OFFICE of the.” Think of all the time and effort that went into making the design of this public appearance. The only tie I have that comes close to that color is a fish tie. Forget about the chicken and the egg. I want to know which came first…the placard or the tie?


Jason said...

President-elect Barack Obama is looking very presidential these days. When he makes an announcement, he is ringed by American flags and stands behind a lectern that has a very presidential-looking placard announcing "The Office of the President-Elect."

But the props are merely that. Under the Constitution, there is no such thing as the Office of the President-elect. Technically, Obama will not even become the president-elect until the Electoral College convenes after the second Wednesday in December and elects him based on the results of the Nov. 4 general election, as stated in the Constitution.

But it wouldn't be Obama like to understand the Consitiution, now would it?

Tobama said...

Clowns like Bryan and Jason are so pathetic! You jerk-offs are such sore losers until you are attacking Newsweek for properly noting the historical significance of the first African-American Attorney General (Holder), the first female Secretary of Homeland Security (Napolitano) and the first African-American female to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. (Dr. Susan Rice). Pointing out the legitimate historic nature of Obama's nominations for high cabinet posts is not an affront to President Bush's past historic nominations of Powell and Rice which Newsweek noted at the time. Also, Jason, dude, you really must get a life. You take issue with a placard that identifies President-Elect Obama's office operations based out of Chicago. I am sure you take equal offense to President Bush's "Western White House" sign. Please tell me which article and section of the Constitution identifies the "Western White House." I think President-Elect Obama, a former constitutional lawyer and law professor, knows a little bit more about the Constitution than you do! As an obvious Bush supporter, you should stay away from impugning another president's understanding of the Constitution.

Bryan said...

You missed the point. But I guess that is my main point in most of my blogs.

It is not about the fact of historical appointments. There, you are correct and so is Newsweek. The intention of the article was not to point out an historical fact; it was to puff up Obama. The article was promoting the idea that Obama is somehow breaking down new barriers by appointing women and minorities in high ranking government positions, specifically, cabinet positions. That barrier was knocked down by Bush in 2000. This buzz over Condoleezza and Powell was nonchalant at best in 2000. The name-calling sold me though. I don’t want to be a clown, or a loser! I better change my views. Are you kidding me? Choose civility. And I said I admired the the work matching the tie and sign colors. I hope Obama's administration continues to give everything so much thought. Lighten up.