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Seal of Disapproval

Recently, Sen. Barack Obama's campaign released a new version of the presidential seal with some notable changes.

For one, the seal is all blue. It says Vero Possumus, the closest Latin translation to 'Yes We Can," in place of the Latin phrase that appears on the presidential seal and the dollar bill, E Pluribus Unum, or "Out of Many, One." And instead of the words "Seal of the President of the United States" circling the eagle, it says "Obama for America" and the campaign website.

The change in design is the focal point of a new humorous attack ad unveiled by Sen. John McCain's campaign. The ad, called Seal, uses Obama's campaign theme of change to poke fun at the fact that Obama's campaign altered an historic symbol.

The ad then asks, with light, patriotic sounding flute music in the background, whether Obama might change the Statue of Liberty or $100 bill as well.

Here's the script:

"As Barack Obama talks about change, let's take a look at what he's changed so far. He's changed the presidential seal.

What will he change next? The Statue of Liberty? Mount Rushmore? The Hundred Dollar Bill? For Barack Obama, it's change you can make in photoshop."

-- Emily Freifeld

By washingtonpost.com |  June 30, 2008; 2:50 PM ET
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How anyone can take this lying empty suit
total fraud false Messiah arrogant punk
Barack Hussein Obama seriously after his crazy,totally immature,foolish "Obama's New
Presidential Seal" or Obama hiding between
a dozen American flags,should be proof enough that Barack Hussein Obama is far too
immature,arrogant,ridiculous,two faced,and
total fool,for once and for all. NOBAMA!

Posted by: Ralphinphnx | June 30, 2008 4:09 PM

Ralphinphnx, get off your crystal meth now. You sound like a freakin psycho!

Posted by: Go OBAMA | June 30, 2008 6:23 PM

Actually, i am a psycho. Anyone with half a brain knows Obama is the only candidate that can lead the country to a better tomorrow.

I apologize for my idiotic foolish ways and praise Obama for the great leader he will be.

Posted by: Ralphinphnx | June 30, 2008 9:11 PM

And your a bigot, the fact that you use his middle name as a bad thing is undeniable proof of that. Thats why people will vote for Obama, because they are sick of bigots like you.

As for the story, these same people were complaining when it said President BECAUSE it said President, and now that it dosn't their complaining...shows you how 2-faced they are.

Posted by: Vequor | June 30, 2008 10:22 PM

How about the flag? We've had the same one for a long time...

Posted by: Tristan | June 30, 2008 10:24 PM

John two faced MC has turned his back on VA legislation that helps pay the way for our troops to college. He's married to a million dollar makeup-artist that he likes to call names when nobodys around to listen. He hates the religious right and GBJR then spends the next 2 years kissing and hugging each at every moment on TV. Here we are bantering about a fake seal under Obama????

The weak kneed so called "liberal media" better get a spine quick or else FOX and their right wing conservative machine will run away with the show just like in 2004.

And don't think i'll mind it one bit, I just hate to see a fight go down the same way year after year. What a pitty.

Posted by: VARebel | July 1, 2008 1:45 AM

I'm really disappointed by both the content of some of these articles, and the dreadful commentary that people are posting - it does the image of the Post no good at all to have its site host either.

Posted by: chris | July 1, 2008 2:08 AM

"Recently, Sen. Barack Obama's campaign released a new version of the presidential seal with some notable changes."

um, Emily, did you really think that this was meant to be a new version of the presidential seal?

Posted by: eric | July 1, 2008 2:42 PM

Why no mention of McCain's Presidential Seal?
I'm sorry but this is a manufactured story to divert people from very real and very important issues. Grow up people!

Posted by: Lori from Florida | July 2, 2008 2:00 PM

How childish this is. For those complaining, the Post isn't responsible for airing this video, the McCain team is.

Why don't they just tease him for his name and call his Mom fat?

Does this distance McCain from Bush? So much for McCain's "message".

If Obama can pull this country's economy out of the toilet it would be incredible. As George leaves office at $5 a gallon, we should put him and his oil buddies on the $5 bill.

Posted by: United1 | July 3, 2008 12:10 PM

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