I'm sorry to come out blasting, and please don't think it's directed at you personally, but Barack Obama is not the President-elect, and cannot be the President-elect until the electoral college meets and casts their electoral votes. That's why that ridiculous sign on that podium is so stupidly pretentious, and to misuse the seal of the office of President in such a manner ... not the first time he's done it, either.
It just reeks of banana republic, that sign may as well read "Council Of the World Plenipotentiary In Expectancy," (COWPIE), for all the weight it actually represents.
Why this strange fixation upon Presidential "bling" anyway? Who does he have to convince? Is there some sort of fear there? Is there a legitimate challenge to his election forthcoming?
You have hit the nail on the head.
You know, that is a great observation. I can possibly see beforehand that he was "trying" to look Presidential by creating a seal. But afterwards? It's weird.
This is the image is everything COWPIE.
LOL. Why surely you don't expect the former President of the Harvard Law Review and a 12-year lecturer at U. of Chicago Law School to actually know anything about the US Constitution?
Seriously what were you thinking? :^)
p.s. Imagine if Bush or McCain or any Republican were blundering about in these ways...... we'd never hear the end of it in the media, but the Obamanation gets a free pass, always.
***Why this strange fixation upon Presidential “bling” anyway? Who does he have to convince? Is there some sort of fear there? Is there a legitimate challenge to his election forthcoming? ***
It’s his fear of being found out as the fraud he is.
and the Council Of the World Plenipotentiary In Expectancy," (COWPIE) is a hoot!