Saturday, September 4, 2010

Washington Post Picks up on Oval Office Misquote

They are a few days late, but better late then never. Once this garners some attention from the Main Stream Media, Obama will have to fix it. The question is how. Between completely removing it replacing it with a new Martin Luther King Jr. quote and adding the additional attribution the ladder seams simpler, but both probably will not look aesthetically pleasing without significant alteration.

"A mistake has been made in the Oval Office makeover that goes beyond the beige.

President Obama's new presidential rug seemed beyond reproach, with quotations from Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. woven along its curved edge.

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." According media reports, this quote keeping Obama company on his wheat-colored carpet is from King.

Except it's not a King quote. The words belong to a long-gone Bostonian champion of social progress. His roots in the republic ran so deep that his grandfather commanded the Minutemen at the Battle of Lexington.

For the record, Theodore Parker is your man, President Obama.

1 comment:

  1. What's interesting is that, in the end, the *meaning* behind that very quote may well sneak up behind him and bite him in the rear end.


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