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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Mistake???????

Somehow, I don't think so.

Just as Dewey defeated Truman, Barack Obama supports Sen. Larry Craig (R-Men's Room).

A la the Chicago Tribune's famous "
Dewey Defeats Truman" headline, folks all across Idaho are howling over a snafu that put presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama on a political button with Larry Craig, who isn't even running for reelection in Idaho on account of his arrest in an airport men's room sex sting.

The unlikely pair appear together on a button under Obama's signature campaign banner: "Change We Can Believe In."

But that kind of change is too much for anyone to believe in. Even if the conservative Idaho senator were running again, rest assured, Obama would not be lending his name to that reelection effort, or his face on an Obama-Craig button.

Suffice it to say, the button was a mistake. The button maker, Tigereye Design in Ohio, got the wrong Larry. The face they meant to put on the button was that of Idaho Senate Democratic candidate Larry LaRocco.

At least they got the name correct. Underneath the photos of Obama and Craig, the button reads: Obama for President/LaRocco for U.S. Senate.


Tigereye Design, which makes buttons for unions and other Democratic causes and candidates, seemed mortified by the mistake. "First, let us apologize to the Larry LaRocco campaign for the dark cloud we have placed over their efforts," says Justin Hemminger, the political coordinator for the button maker.

However, Hemminger says Tigereye cannot be blamed. Here is the explanation he provided: "When our designer sat down to make this
button, he positioned his mouse pointer over a photo of Larry LaRocco. This particular designer uses a fairly wide pointer arrow, which may have been in contact with a photo of Larry Craig."

A wide pointer arrow, eh? Is that like a computer's mouse's equivalent
of a wide stance?

Why are mistakes about Obama always negative?

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