Skip to comments.Obama's Ill. Senate seat eyed as artifact
Posted on 11/11/2008 10:13:33 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. The chair once used by President-elect Barack Obama when he served in the Illinois Senate could be destined for a museum.
The swiveling, high-backed leather chair is among items from Obamas Springfield days that are being inventoried with an eye on saving them for the sake of history.
The Chicago Democrat served in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004 before heading to the U.S. Senate.
During his time in Springfield, the Senate chambers underwent a massive restoration, which resulted in the destruction of all the desks on the floor including Obamas. The chairs from that period, however, were saved, and the one used by Obama has been in storage with others.
Cindy Davidsmeyer, a spokesman for Senate President Emil Jones, D-Chicago, said the assessment is in the early stages.
Also involved in the review is the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which oversees state historical treasures, including the Old State Capitol, which Obama twice used as a backdrop during his historic campaign for the presidency.
As one guide, officials are investigating what California did after Ronald Reagan became president. He had served as governor of the state.
We will be looking at what other states did, Davidsmeyer said.
This man hasn't done ANYTHING yet! Isn't it a little early to be planning a holiday, putting his "artifacts" in museums, planning his library, etc.?
I cannot any more of this caca...
Good Lord! This is just too much!!
Why not just name him King and give him the ability to have sex with all virgins while we are at it.
You think that’s bad? Just wait until they start making statues all across the country for people to worship the “messiah.”
Artifact...Um, you must mean HOLY RELIC!!
When does the work at Mount Rushmore begin?
Someone better get over to the Rent-All place and grab those styrofoam Greek columns Barry used in his acceptance speech.
Otherwise some frat boy might spill beer on them at the next toga party. Wouldn’t want to damage an artifact.
They should just retire the senate seat like a sports team would a jersey number, and never fill it again.
“Look at what other states did”? May I suggest Georgia circa 1980.
...well, there’s little I can add to your comments.
For sale: Obama’s used IL State Senate chair. Used only twice! Make an offer. 555-3210.
Well it should be in great shape since it wasn’t used a lot...
Don’t laugh. I guarantee you this will be suggested before he is even inaugurated.
He would make a fortune.
I predict that in 4 years (if we last that long), even the people that voted for him, will despise him for what he’s done to this country.
Dibs on the gum under the chair. Maybe it has Obama’s teeth marks, EBay here I come.
Maybe he can pull a Clinton, too, and sell his used underwear?
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