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What Is Wrong With This (Seal) Picture?

From the Agence France-Pressee:

US President Elect Barack Obama walks down the steps of an Air Force jet January 4 at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. Obama will meet Monday with key congressional leaders to discuss a multi-billion-dollar economic stimulus plan Democrats hope to pass shortly after Obama takes office.

We thought we only had one President at a time. Or is that only when Mr. Obama is asked hard questions?

Still, the printing is so small. Maybe it’s just the seal of the President Select.

By the way, in case anyone is confused. The airplane here is not Air Force One.

From the Associated Press:

Obama arrives in Washington area

By PHILIP ELLIOTT

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE (AP) — President-elect Barack Obama has landed in the Washington area, setting up a final march toward his Jan. 20 inauguration.

Obama landed Sunday evening at Andrews Air Force Base before heading for his temporary home at the Hay-Adams Hotel across from the White House. His wife and two young daughters made the same trip from Chicago on Saturday.

Obama landed at the military base aboard a government 757 typically used by vice presidents, first ladies and congressional leaders

So the Presidential seal had to have been put up on this plane.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, January 5th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

19 Responses to “What Is Wrong With This (Seal) Picture?”

  1. proreason says:

    has there ever lived a more arrogant individual than this fool?

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Looks to me like the tan he tried to get in Hawaii didn’t take to well.
    You will see that very same seal on the car he is riding in today. It’s one of those magnet peals that is transferable, “The Great Seal Of the President Reject”

  3. beefeater says:

    Oh for cripes sakes, You sound like a DUmmie now! Zero was elected in a landslide, given the choice we were presented I stayed home.

    I certainly wouldn’t expect the Air Force to rip the seal off of the plane just to accommodate the hurt feelings of the idiots that nominated McLame!

    • proreason says:

      landslide? Franken too I suppose.

      The Idiot, who has never held a job, managed an employee, run a business, held an executive postition (other than teaming with Ayers to piss money down a rat hole), served in the military, or passed a law of any consequence is the most arrogant individual on the planet since the noted world leaders from the 1930’s.

    • Steve says:

      “I certainly wouldn’t expect the Air Force to rip the seal off of the plane just to accommodate the hurt feelings of the idiots that nominated McLame!”

      That is not Air Force One. It is Air Force Two. (The VP’s plane.)

      From the Associated Press:

      Obama arrives in Washington area

      By PHILIP ELLIOTT

      ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE (AP) — President-elect Barack Obama has landed in the Washington area, setting up a final march toward his Jan. 20 inauguration.

      Obama landed Sunday evening at Andrews Air Force Base before heading for his temporary home at the Hay-Adams Hotel across from the White House. His wife and two young daughters made the same trip from Chicago on Saturday.

      Obama landed at the military base aboard a government 757 typically used by vice presidents, first ladies and congressional leaders.

      http://tinyurl.com/9pon8n

      So why would any seal have to be ripped off?

      It had to have been put on.

    • Steve says:

      “given the choice we were presented I stayed home.”

      Oh, and thanks for BHO.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      So you chose to stay home huh? Did you get your mommies permission first?

    • pinandpuller says:

      Hey PR-Obama actually worked at Dairy Queen when he was a lad in Hawaii. I guess he wasn’t qualified to rent out surfboards to the haole’s.

  4. Right2thepoint says:

    What is wrong is the crew of the aircraft likely forgot to remove the seal as they should have or it is one for other members of congress.

    Remember technically Obama is right now a private citizen. The Office of President Elect is not a office in fact in law but just a creation of PR hype.

    Also he is not even yet officially the President Elect.

    He has resigned his Senate Seat and is now just a civilian.

    The votes for the Electoral College have been cast and sent to the National Archives but the tabulation of the vote does not occur until Jan 8th and that is the point he truly becomes the President Elect.

    The list of submissions from the electors is here
    http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/2008-certificates/index.html#al

    The timeline of Electoral College milestones is here
    http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/2008/

    • pinandpuller says:

      How many cows have to be taxed to pay for his carbon footprint? Why isn’t Michelle getting off the plane with him?

  5. 1sttofight says:

    WTF??? The One and his family have to travel on two seperate planes?

    How much extra did that cost the US Taxpayers?

    • Liberals Demise says:

      The money presses are hot…….so it wasn’t that much.
      Have you registered your Tux for the RIPPLE BALL on the 20th?

    • 1sttofight says:

      Tux? No.
      Ripple? No.
      But I am considering embarking on a 4 year Bourbon Blur.

  6. retire05 says:

    The seal had to be placed on the plane. It is on the inside of the door, I am sure so “The One” can look at it. Are we sure that this nation is really large enough to hold this inept, inexperienced, product of a major PR campaign’s ego and the other 300 million that live here?

    What I do find notable is that every day after the election, “The One” took to the podium to spew his gobbily gook, style over substance rhetoric to the American people, commenting on one thing or another. Now that he is facing the possible explosion of the whole Middle East, and Muslim violence in other parts of the world as they protest the Israeli defense of their home land, he has suddenly gone mute. Already Muslim protesters in the Middle East are mocking him wearing face masks of Obama’s face with a cigarette hanging from his mouth.

    How long to take him to find out he is over his head and his merry group of Clinton retreads are not going to be able to cover his ass longer than about Jan. 21, 2009?

    • JohnMG says:

      …..”How long to take him to find out he is over his head”…..

      Just as you’ve mentioned, the fact that he’s been mute concerning the Middle East meltdown in Gaza is proof enough to me that HE, at least, knows how unqualified he is for the job. I sense his confidence eroding already.

      Obama’s real trick will be to keep the bulk of the population deluded as to just how clueless and inept a leader he is. He managed the illusion for an almost-two-year campaign, but there is a limit to how much the public will allow him to blame his predecessor.

      Now that Obama has the reins, everyone expects results, not ‘just words’. All the glitz and glitter, all the pomp and ceremony, all the flowery rhetoric, all the glow of his ‘historical election’ will not cloak his incompetence. Having set the bar so high in the people’s estimation, he has become a victim of his own success. It won’t be long before his impotence is revealed to the multitudes that bought in to the charade. And we know they are an impatient lot.

      The country deserves better than what we got. Unfortunately, the majority, those who voted him into office, got what they deserve. Too bad the rest of us have to be along for the ride.

      I’m reminded of the saying, “When you’re up to your ass in alligators, its difficult to remind ones self that the initial objective was to drain the swamp.”

  7. wardmama4 says:

    On the Middle East ‘situation’ I loved The One’s comment (via Axelrod) – “the fact is that there is only one president at a time.”

    Even though The One ™ has created his own phony Office of the President-Elect and has been giving almost daily press conferences – when it counts – he is deathly silent.

    I can’t wait for the next 4 years. It is going to be the worst 4 years in existance.
    I agree 1st –

    The country deserves better than what we got. Unfortunately, the majority, those who voted him into office, got what they deserve. Too bad the rest of us have to be along for the ride.

    Oh yeah – I forgot – The Globe or the National Enquirer or The Naughty Tabloid (I didn’t look at the cover) has the goods – The One ™ was born in Mombassa Kenya. And someone (or some news paper) has the ‘raised seal’ birth certificate to ‘prove’ it – can’t wait for this to be marginalized (now that it is appearing in such a credible ‘news’ publication) to be found out to be true after The One ™ is sworn in. Nothing important here, move along –

    Sort of like Bill Richardson stepping aside (commonly refered to as ‘falling on the sword’) since he is embroiled in an investigation into a company/person who was in/attempting to sell/buy a Senate seat – hmmm now, exactly where did I hear that one?!?

    Fasten your seatbelts kiddies – the next 4 years are going to make the Clintons look like pikers. The One is so damn dirty, he is going to make Chicago look clean.

  8. HULAgate says:

    Coach never could get him to take his hands out of his pockets.

  9. dion1872 says:

    FYI: “Air Force 1” is the designation of any aircraft carrying the POTUS, even if it’s a Cessna.

    There is usually one plane that is the preferred ride of the President, but there are a couple reserved for use at the highest executive and diplomatic level, and sometimes (e.g. when the First Lady, VP, Secy of State have been sent around the world on a high-profile mission in the President’s preferred ride) the President uses one of those others. The removable seals are thus a necessity.

    I understand that President Bush sent this plane to pick up Obama. I haven’t heard or read anything about who made the decision to use the Presidential Seal.

  10. Colonel1961 says:

    The seal is not there accidentally. It is not even displayed in an aircraft or on a dais until the actual occupant of the office, e.g., President, VP, is aboard or about to take the podium. Secret Service agents are the ones responsible for the placement of the removable seals, as I’ve witnessed at events attended with the aforementioned officials…


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