Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for Obama's campaign, said Monday that the altered seal would not be used again. She said it was only intended for that event, in which Obama held a round-table discussion with Democratic governors. -- AP story, June 23, 2008 [emphasis added]
Hat tip teoman.
Add Obama's pledge to drop the faux presidential seal to his list of "inoperative" statements. The image shown here [and another seen at foot after break] are taken from the current version of "Fight the Smears," an official Obama website that purports to debunk false rumors about the candidate.
Not quite the same seal [right] that caused such an outpouring of ridicule when Obama broke it out last month that the candidate was forced to yank it, but a variation in which the key element—an eagle clutching an olive branch in its right talons and arrows in its left—is still plainly visible.
Let's see. Current list, and still counting, in the pantheon of Obama's broken promises:
- I could never disown Reverend Wright.
- I'll filibuster any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies.
- I'll take public financing for my campaign.
- I'll meet with Ahmadinejad without preconditions.
- I'll hammer Mexico and Canada to renegotiate NAFTA under threat of unilateral abrogration.
- I won't use that presidential seal again.
Will Obama defend his latest tangle with the truth by claiming "it depends on what the meaning of 'seal' is"?
Will the MSM report the matter?